"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)


The Ultimate Wilderness Experience?

Picture taken in Pattalam, Fort Cochin



Looking for a Sign?

India is a land of few road-maps

But many signs.

The signs point out countless opportunities, pathways and destinations.




Together with experiments in a foreign language.

New signs

And forgotten signs

The very same road may be signed as masculine when you join it

But, just a few yards further,  shows gender confusion.

A colonial sign, from the Dutch East India Company,


Stands opposite a sign for sport events.

A busy entanglement of signs

For the tourist

The traveller

The Divine

And the deceased.

Perhaps the trick is to know where you’re going…