Free Images for everyone can be found here!!

Bloggers, you can use photographs from here for free, if your your blog is non-commercial. If a commercial website, the cost is nominal. All pictures on this blog are copyrighted to me. If an image is used, do attribute it as specified here! These photos are only for blogs/websites. If distributed, same conditions apply to end-user. Brick and mortar businesses have to pay (unless non-profit).Thanks.

The photos cannot be sold. For commercial purposes other than the web, pay as specified here. Select photos by using the SEARCH function under the Archives, found at the bottom of page (my email id is there too) or labels at bottom of each post. To see original image, click on image or ask me for a bigger and better one.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bali artisans

Wooden artefacts are popular with tourists in Bali, Indonesia. Here are some photos of the local Bali artisans working on the wooden sculptures.

Bali artisan

A closer look at the wooden sculpture being made.

Artisan in Bali Indonesia

Polishing and adding the finishing touches to small wooden figurines. Women artisans from Bali.

Women artisans in Bali

You might also like Indian Artisans making small statues or Artisans in India or Tanzania artisans or Cambodian Sculptors.
Pictures of Indian Weavers from Aurangabad.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stinking open drain at Viviana Mall

Maybe this is normal for all parking spaces at public malls, but for me it is a first. An open drain which stinks and if you look closely carries a stagnant sludge of stinky stuff. I do not know if it is legal, but if it is legal, then it shouldn't be as it poses a health hazard. Surely it is a breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes and other insects?

Drain in parking lot

A close look at the grey sludge underneath the grille in the parking lot. I wrote a message to the Viviana Mall on their facebook page and I was told that it would be passed on to the concerned person. That was weeks ago. I really doubt that they will clean up.

Stinking drain

Or see other posts on Sanitation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Buddhist Monks in Cambodia

Modern Buddhist monks as tourists, with cameras and cell phones. Outside a temple in Cambodia.

Buddhist monks

A monk tying a holy thread on a worshipper.

Holy man tying sacred thread

Related Images: Small Buddhist shrines or Sayings from the Buddha Pagoda or Global Pagoda in Maharashtra or Golden Buddha Statue in China
If you are looking for more images of Buddha try these posts: Sketches and drawings of Buddha or check out all photos on Buddhism, which includes temples and artifacts from all over the world.
You might also like Indian priests from Kerala, India or Hindu Priest performing a Pooja

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Singapore cabs or taxis

Taxis or cabbies in Singapore are of all hues and often nicely dressed up, inside as well as outside.

Singapore cab

Inside of a Singapore cab, with GPS and camera too.

Inside of a Singapore cab

A Yellow city cab in Singapore.

Yellow city cab

Friday, November 28, 2014

Silhouettes of a volcano

These are silhouetted scenes of a volcano in Bali, Indonesia, called Mount Batur. They are long shots,  based on photos taken from a distance, with the dark volcano contrasted against a white cloudy sky. 

Vocano silhouette

Volcano scene silhouette

You might also like Silhouettes of palm trees: Tall palm trees silhouettes  or Coconut Trees Silhouettes

Or check out the many different type of silhouettes on this blog, like Silhouettes of birds in flight or Temple Silhouettes and Church Silhouettes. There are a lot of silhouettes of people, men and women, engaged in different activities and also silhouettes of objects. Check out all the Silhouettes .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mount Batur Volcano in Bali

Beautiful Mount Batur can be seen from a distance and the view is quite breathtaking. It is still an active volcano near Mount Agung, in Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger caldera has a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera is approximately 25,000 years old. It is possible to take a special trip to climb the mountain. Mining is going on near the bottom of Mount Batur, to collect the volcanic debris and rock for building purposes.

A closer look at the Batur volcano in Bali.

Seen from the far distance the mountain of Batur looks very imposing.

You might also like panoramic photos of the snow-capped Swiss mountains:  Photos taken from Jungfrau, a summit in the Swiss Alps or Swiss Alps from the air or try the labels of SwitzerlandSceneryNature or Nature Headers or  Backgrounds
Scenes from India: Panchgani scene of lake and hills or if you are looking for a  really green nature scene, try this: Free Headers of Nature Scenes - Lake and Trees. Or Nature scenes of hills, valleys and trees or Scenes from the Matheran Mountains or Ghat

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faces and expressions from Bali

These are some faces from Bali, Indonesia - the young and the old.

A young woman on the streets of Bali. Caps and head coverings here are a way of life, not for religious reasons(Bali has a mostly Hindu population) but to protect themselves from the harsh sun.  Both men and women were caps of some sort, or scarves. Women wear head coverings for ceremonious reasons also.

Young woman from Bali

A middle aged vendor from Bali.

Bali vendor

An old woman from Bali, Indonesia.

Old woman from Bali

You might also like to see sketches of different expressions: Expressions of irritation, annoyance and anger or if you are looking for more portraits you can check out:  Old Rural Indian Men portraits and expressions
Or try all the posts filed under people for interesting photographs of people from all over the world.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photos of the ancient musical instrument the Metallophone

A metallophone is a musical instrument made of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound with different types of things like a wooden mallet for instance. These are ancient in origin and originally from Asia. There are many different types of metallophones and these photos are ancient metallophones from Bali, Indonesia.

Man playing a Metallophone

 Metallphones have a single row of bars.


You might also like The Tarpa Wind Instrument of Indian Tribes or Musician in the London Metro or Street musicians playing the panpipe or Pilgrims singing and playing the Manjira musical instrument

Friday, November 7, 2014

Singapore National Museum

This is the Singapore National Museum. Quite impressive from the outside. A spanking white building and neat lawns.

Singapore National Museum

The architecture of this museum is very attractive. As soon you enter there is a very high ceiling and a huge dome.

Inside the Singapore National Museum

To the right there are art galleries, and there are some upstairs too. To the left are some restaurants.

Art Gallery

Go on ahead and you come to a seemingly outdoor area but it is covered completely from the top although it lets the sunlight in. There are art exhibitions and galleries to the right and an escalator which leads to the top where the main attraction - a visual display of the history and culture of Singapore is shown.

Singapore National Museum

To the left of this open (yet covered) courtyard area there is a popular restaurant which serves organic and natural food. Fruit juices are not freqently found in Singapore cafes, but here we had a fresh orange juice for just 5 Singapore dollars. Here the price of an average wholesome meal ranges from 7 - 12 Singapore dollars and a few snacks/salads/drinks for half the price. There are other Food For Thought restaurants in Singapore.

To the right of the image you can get a glimpse of a pathway to the main auditorium where the display of Singapore's history is shown.

Cafe in the Singapore museum

You might also like Statues and sculptures of women at the Sistine Chapel or Male sculptures in Vatican city museum or Chinese Emperor's Crowns

Or check out all the images in the Sistine Chapel including that of exterior architecture and other types of art.

More related images: The Louvre Museum Paris - exterior and interior with pieces of art
Sketches of Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris or Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris or Painter at the Louvre, Paris

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cambodian Sticky Rice street food

Sticky Rice is a popular snack found on the roads in Cambodia. Healthy and tasty, it costs only about 1500 Riels, which amounts to less than half a US dollar. A small amount of raw rice mixed with condiments like a few black beans, sugar and coconut with a little salt is stuffed into a bamboo container as shown below. Then it is sealed with a few thick strands of soft bamboo, before being cooked on a slow fire.

Cambodian rice seller

Sticky Rice in Bamboo being cooked on a slow wood fire. It can take several hours.

Sticky Rice

The seal is then removed and the sides of the bamboo is peeled slowly, revealing the sticky and very tasty, smoky rice.

Rice seller in Cambodia

These are on sales on the streets and highways and is a healthy and economical snack.

Sticky Rice in bamboo

You might also like Healthy Snacks or Cooking pizza in a wood fired brick oven in Italy or Road-side food stalls or street food or check out all the photos filed under Food or Snacks.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Interesting and colourful people from India!

These are people whose images were captured on the streets, but difficult to figure out exactly what is going on with them. Unfortunately in this first photograph I could not get the face but the outfit itself was intriguing. This old man is dressing himself up in fancy shiny gear, and its curious as to why! He is stuffing something into the back of a scooter. more colourful shiny material.

Colorful old man

This one is surely a homeless woman sitting and staring vacantly around.

Woman on the street

A closer look shows that she is not old at all, but quite young, possibly in her thirties. And she is wearing make-up, which makes one suspect her calling. Homeless people do not generally use make-up.

Street lady

You might also like to see Indian Men Portraits
Or for photos of homeless people: Tramps on the streets of Italy or Drunk and drugged people lying on the roads or Homeless in India - Photographs

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ice cream vendor carts

These are photographs of ice-cream carts in India. The first one is a well known brand, Kwality Walls.
Kwality Walls ice-cream cart

However, most of the ice-cream carts that are seen roaming around the city sell relatively unknown brands, and some of them may not be safe to eat! This photo is taken in Puducherry.

Ice-cream cart on the beach

An unknown brand of ice-cream, called Bharkadevi Mix Ice-cream! Best to stay away!

Unsafe ice-cream

Ice-cream of a well known brand, Mother Dairy Chocolate Chip ice-cream being eaten from a cup.

Ice-cream in cup

These photographs might interest you: Muesli Nutrition Comparison and misleading labelling or Monkey eating Ice golas! or Young girls enjoying an ice-cream bar or High Calorie Food - Sausages and Fries or Snacks from India
Or check out any of the labels below this post.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pani Puri or Gol Gappa or phuchka vendors

It is known as Pani Puri in Western India, Phuchka in Eastern India and Gol Gappa in the North. And it's one of the most popular snacks. Small round deep fried puris stuffed with a mixture of mashed vegetables and chick peas, it is dipped in flavoured watery syrup which tastes sweet and sour and then popped whole into the mouth!

It is available in every corner of India, although it not so much in Southern India. Here is a man at a popular tourist spot with his ready-made puris, waiting for customers.

Pani Puri or Gol Gappa Vendor

Here is a customer, a little girl who has just finished a plate of pani puris! Her mother is scrambling for some change in her purse. The yellow container has the flavoured water.

eating gol gappas

A Gol Gappa vendor on the beach. Hygeine is usually an issue because water is used and that is why more and more Indians prefer to make it at home. Fancy places use bottled water.

Gol Gappa vendor

Your might also like:  Colorful synthetic drinks sold on the streets of India or Coconut water vendor in India or Fruit Vendors vs supermarkets in India or Road-side food stalls or street food in India or Young woman selling raw mango slices in South India or Sugarcane juice vendors

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Political campaigning in India

Campaigning in elections in India is pretty hectic and these are two photographs of groups of BJP party workers campaigning in Delhi in March 2014.

A group of party workers crammed into an open jeep with a BJP flag.

pollitical party workers campaigning

People busy on their cell phones. Including the driver of the vehicle. I guess that is allowed for political workers!

BJP party workers

You might also like : Happy Birthday Political Posters or Illegal number plates or Security for politicians in India or Crowded and overflowing public transport or Traffic violations in Mumbai and Pune and Thane or Police checks on vehicles for unaccounted for cash during the elections.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A minute in the life of a street kid

These pictures capture about sixty seconds in the life of a street child, a little girl who was engrossed in a small plastic paper packet. Sixty seconds is the time the light took to turn red.

This cute little girl with a very poignant face gave us a quick glance as the car halted, but otherwise she was least interested.

Street kid

She was more interested in rummaging through a paper packet and we were curious as to what she was doing.

Street kid on Indian street

She seems to be threading something. Maybe a necklace?

poor little girl

She has threaded a pendant into a thick black thread and seems quite thrilled with her achievement,

Girl on street

Here she is, examining the pendant closely. She appears to love it! Small pleasures!

Street child

She is back to rummaging in the packet. And the little shiny pendant can now be seen clearly.

Street child playing

You might also like: Children playing in the river water in rural India
Or Street kids playing cricket or Children playing Holi in semi-rural India

More Images of children playing, working and studying: Children playing without toys or Child Labour or Working children or Photographs of children studying outdoors or Child Beggars

Or try the label "Children" for all pictures of kids on this website.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Truck Passengers!

Here are a group of people riding atop a truck, quite a common sight in India.

People riding atop a truck

Another man riding on top of a truck, perhaps to hold the planks of wood.

Man on truck

More pictures of Truck Drivers in India or you might also like to see pictures of Truck Passengers! or Photos of trucks or Truck Art and Truck Painting or Unsafe trucks
Or Cyclist holding a tempo or Chagda in Gujarat (public transport in Gujarat)

You might also like to see photos of Crowded and overflowing public transport  or  Families on two-wheelers  or School Rickshaws with small children or Pune Municipal Corporation Buses or Taxis and auto rickshaws crammed with people or Unsafe trucks or Accidents scenes - overturned and smashed vehicles photos
Or check all the pictures filed under the label Transport.