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Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The first two pictures are shot in Rajasthan, a state in North India. In this first one there are people with open stoves on the pavements. The eatery or shop has encroached upon the pavement and hot oil is boiling out there as people pass by. A gas cylinder is casually attached to the gas stove.
Something is frying here in the hot oil, outdoors on the side of the road. The clutter around the stove is dangerous for passers-by.
Cooking outdoors is now banned in Mumbai, but continues nevertheless. The old man is stirring a small black kadhai or pot on a mini gas stove. This photo has been taken on Mumbai streets.
Not just commercial establishments, but also individuals cook on pavements. One is used to seeing slum-dwellers cook on pavements outside their huts, but this picture is of a homeless person family cooking in the middle of the day in a posh locality near Churchgate in South Mumbai. Slums are nowhere in sight. Wood is being used to light up a small makeshift stove made with bricks. The girls was (not surprisingly) upset that the photograph was being clicked as this area is regularly policed as it is a posh area.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
These are photographs of people selling flowers in India. There are more women than men in this area of selling. You find flower-sellers in busy markets as well as at street corners and invariably outside temples.
This is a woman in a busy vegetable market in her small flower shop. She is selling flower garlands of marigold and also loose flowers to be used in poojas.
Indian women often weave small white and orange fragant and sweet smelling flowers into a "gajra" and decorate their hair with it. Flowers are used instead of perfume or fragrance. This woman is selling these small flowers loose as well as strung together in a garland.
This man is outside a temple, selling garlands to be used as an offering to God.
This is a small street corner shop selling flower bouquets. These type of shops are found very frequently nowadays as flowers have become popular gifts.
Another man, a flower-seller, in a vegetable market, selling garlands and betel nut leaves.
Another woman selling gajras (flower decorations for the hair) for women to decorate their hair with.
Related Viewing: Unusual Hibiscus or for more images of flowers try the label "Flowers"
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is a silhouette of a Hanuman Temple. The silhouette of a statue of Hanuman can be seen in front of the temple. Hanuman, is a Hindu deity from the epic of Ramayana.
This is a small temple with one spire in the centre. A small flag flies at the top. Flags atop temples is common.
This is a tiny temple in a small village.
You might also like Diya graphics and illustrations and Sketch or Hindu Religious symbols or check out all the photographs filed under Hinduism, Art, Culture or Religion or Temples or Silhouettes
Or check out silhouettes of symbols of religions like Christianity and Islam: Church Silhouettes or Silhouettes of Mosques
Monday, December 26, 2011
This is a closer look at the Buckingham Fountain or Victoria Memorial.
Related Viewing: Buckingham Palace Panoramic View or Britain's Royal Emblem and Sketch
For pictures of more London landmarks: Free iconic scenes from London or Westminster Palace and Big Ben or London Eye
For London scenes from daily life: or Musician in the London Metro or London streets with traffic, buses, crowds and people
Other Related Images from the U.K: Manchester aerial view or the city of Bangor in Wales
Friday, December 23, 2011
Related Images or graphics: Church Silhouettes
These tomatoes are on sale at a vegetable market in India. Tomato vendors can be seen in the background. Manual weighing machines are used to weigh the tomatoes.
A close of ripe tomatoes on sale
Related Images: Vegetable Markets in India or Carrots photographs and sketch or Frozen Peas
Or Manual Weighing Scales
Thursday, December 22, 2011
This is a bank of a painted truck. These are paintings of women with pots on their heads and cows grazing in the background of hills, a lake and trees.
This is a close up of a brightly painted orange truck with motifs of goddesses and the lotus flower. At the front of the truck against a red background there is a small pot with a coconut inside it and this is a religious symbol.
That same truck has a picture of the Taj Mahal painted on the front of the truck.
The eye of the truck!
The peacock is the Indian national bird and therefore this is a popular motif used for truck painting. The lotus is also seen in the centre of the two peacocks. The lotus has a religious significance in India.
At the back of this tempo there are paintings which are entirely religious...the swastika with the pooja pot with sacred leaves and coconut as well as the pink lotus flowers on each side.
Related photos: Swastika graphics from India or or Graffiti in Rome and Athens or try the labels below this post.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Or check out the actual Ajanta rock temple caves here with their intricate carvings and sculptures: AJANTA
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In this one the poor old woman has a saree pallav around her head and is wearing the sari like a wrap-around. She is holding a walking stick in her right hand. The silhouette is of her back.
This woman is also holding a walking stick in her right hand and is wearing a nine-yard Maharashtrian sari. This is a silhouette of her back.
This is a silhouette of an old woman beggar holding an utensil in her hand as she begs for alms. She is holding a stick in her left hand as well. The woman is wearing a sari with the sari pallav around her head. This silhouette is from the front.
This silhouette is of a thin old man with a walking stick in her right hand. She is wearing a saree.
Young Women Walking Silhouettes or Silhouettes of Women in Uniform
Other related Images: Silhouettes of Couples or Village women from India - sketches and silhouettes or
try the label Silhouettes or the label Sketches for more silhouettes and sketches of people and buildings and monuments.
Monday, December 19, 2011
This is the Kasara ghat on the way from Mumbai to Nasik. It used to be famous for its many accidents but these have reduced as the ghat is now one-way.
Related Photos:Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway scenes
Pictures of accidents: Accidents scenes - overturned and smashed vehicles photos
If you want scenery: Nature or Nature Headers or Scenery.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is the main cave with the natural rock formations spread out like a miniature city, perhaps from a future fanstasy!
Reeds grow outside this cave (used to make flutes) and that is why this is known as the Reed Flute Cave. Inside the caves there are many inscriptions (in ink) and these date back to the first century AD (Tang Dynasty) and it is from these ancient inscriptions that we know that this cave was a popular tourist attraction even then.
Here you can see the stalactites and stalagmites curving upwards and downwards like spires and skyscrapers!
Imitation of some type of underwater garden but this is underground.
These stalactites and stalagmites look like carved figurines from a temple.
These rock formations have taken human form.
These rocks certainly look like mushrooms!
Images of tourist attractions in China: Tiananmen Square in China or Forbidden City in Beijing, China or the Xian Dance Opera or The Great Mosque of Xian, China or the Golden Buddha Statue
For photos of Chinese cities and people: Beijing Photographs and Skyline or the Streets of Beijing with people, traffic, cyclists, pavements and buildings or Or Shanghai Skyline by day and Shanghai Skyline by night or simply click the label CHINA to see more images of the Chinese people.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Three cell phones against a white background. Two black ones and one pink cell phone in the middle.
Here is a graphic or colored illustration of the image above done on photoshop. Three cell phones in a simplified illustration with basic outlines but you can see the qwerty keypad.
Here is a graphic of a mobile phone against a black background with colored lines outlining the cell phone. Glowing edges.
A single pink colored cell phone in this image.
One black coloured metallic mobile phone with a blue screen can be seen in this photo. Qwerty keypad.
A sketch of a mobile phone at an angle.
This is a sketch of a cell phone directly from the front. Qwerty keypad.
This is a graphic representation of three cell phones with a simple outline and a huge red cross across the phones.
An image of a black cell phone with a ban sign on it.
A photograph of a mobile phone with a big black cross on it.
This is an image of a colored mobile phone with the "banned cell" sign.
A pink cell phone with a large white cross across it to show that mobile and cell phones are banned or not allowed or permitted.
A graphic of a pink cell phone with a large black cross showing that cell phones are not permitted.
A simple outline or sketch of a cell phone with a large black cross on it showing that cells are banned.
Visual showing that cell phones are banned. A sketch of a cell phone with the "banned" sign.
For photos of cell phone towers: Mobile phone towers in urban areas
Or Laptop Sketches
For more electronic items: Apple Ipod stock photo