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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some nontraditional photos from India

These are some of what I consider nontraditional photos from a more or less traditional Indian tourist experience, of seeing Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. The first is from the Taj Mahal, but it is looking away, toward the Yamuna river, featured in one of the stories by one of my online friends (Just Me 99). The second is also from the Taj Mahal, but is one of the more interesting architectural findings. If you look at the pattern, it suggests that the structure is more three-dimentional than it is, an interesting optical illusion. The third is a photo of a mausoleum for an Elephant, who played a major role in keeping the peace during the reign of one of the rajahs, who tied the elephant very visibly in his courtyard, and when particular persons were brought before him, if he determined them guilty of particularly heinous crimes, he would have the person thrown down at the elephant's feet, where the offender would be trampled to death. It is said that this did much to curb crime in his domain. The last photo is from one of the out of the way places on the way to Agra, where we stopped for lunch, and I was caught by the extraordinary view.


  1. Hey, its your perspective thats different. Thats why you are such a great artiste. :)

  2. I found your blogs at last! These pictures are shining examples of personal perspective. Shame my travel pictures are from pre digital era and I don't like their digitalized look.

  3. Hi, and welcome to this site. As you noted, it's a site filled with my own, somewhat quirky photos, some traditional, many untraditional (what's he looking at?) kind of pictures.

  4. That's what I love -- the unconventional, the unorthodox, the idiosyncratic, the far-out...