"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)

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Temple Moments Part 3: Red Gold And Blue

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An azure canopy bathes all beneath it in a still pool of aquamarine;
a temple devotee passes by..

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Picture taken in Kapaleeshwarer Temple, Chennai


Out Of The Blue

twilight (1 )A celebratory day drifts into darkness..

Picture taken in Fort Cochin


Christmas Blues

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In Fort Cochin


Feeling Blue…

Picture of a local fishing-boat taken while crossing one of the many bridges which connect Fort Cochin to the mainland.
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Blue Skies..

Picture taken from our Ooty hotel’s garden, well over 7,500 ft above sea-level, in the heart of South India’s Blue Mountains.
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The Blue And Distant Hills


Picture taken in the Wayanad hills, Kerala.


“I guess that’s why they call it the blues..”

Picture taken in Fort Cochin, while experimenting with my camera’s recently downloaded “partial colour” firmware.
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(Title borrowed from Elton John)


Three Colours: Blue

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Pictures of shop refitting taken in Kannur, Kerala
Video clip from the “Three Colours Trilogy“.


Rain Trees And Sun

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While the monsoon continues, day-break brings new road-blocks.

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The local Rain Trees regularly shed their sodden boughs.

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To balance this annual attrition, new roadside trees are planted.

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But for now, blue skies promise – and deliver – a day of sunshine.

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Everyday Blues

Kerala may be dressed in tropical greens but the Corporation of Cochin is decidedly blue.

Blue paint brightens old houses

New houses

And doors.

Blue tarpaulins shade and protect.

Blue clinics

Advertise with blue signs.

Blue Tea-stands

Open and close.

Blue cushions

Blue bags

Blue mosaics

Blue windows

Blue vendors

And a blue get-away.