"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Carnival Crowds

While the New Year’s Eve beach celebrations had been attended, almost only, by men,
our New Year’s Day’s Carnival in Fort Cochin was enjoyed by everyone.

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Among those watching this spectacle were Anu, and Shaji & Dalila with their youngest son, Fabian.

5 responses

  1. The colors, as always, are fascinating. And it’s interesting that the women seem to be clothed with traditional dress and the majority of the men wear more western type clothing.

    January 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

    • Though the shlawar kameez has rapidly caught on for young and working women because of it’s practicality, saris are still almost always worn for smart occasions and festivities. Dalila was looking very lovely in hers!
      Here in Cochin, pants are often favoured by men. But in other parts of Kerala dhotis are standard dress for work, relaxation and celebrations.

      January 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    And a good time was had by all it seems. Again a colourful experience.

    Perfect music too the composer is another favourite of mine. I have a picture that I took, in France, of the house where he was born.

    January 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • I’m a great fan of his Symphony No. 3. The final movement is transcendent..

      January 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    I totally agree!

    January 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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