Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Heat and Dust part of an Air Conditioned break

Lest I spend most of my weekend break in Hyderabad flitting from one air-conditioned cocoon to another, my dear friend S took me into what is probably the pulse of Hyderabad - Charminar, where I reluctantly ejected myself from her plush and cool car into chaos, heat and colour.
This isn't a place to be verbalized but an atmosphere to be experienced. Here are some pictures through which I have tried to capture what surrounded me. And there is a small slideshow here>
From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar

From Charminar


11 comments:

Owen said...

Hi Priya... I really like this stroll through the town, capturing whatever caught your eye... especially the flacons of liquids, the cloths, the vendors, especially the one with his hand on his hip, the crowd of women... a beautiful series indeed...

Not sure if I ever asked if you know of the blog called "Indiaphragme" ? It's here :

http://loulou-photos-india.blogspot.com/

Best wishes...

pRiyA said...

Thank you Owen.
I just checked out the link. It is always interesting to see this country captured from an outsider's eye. What has been shown is very much what I see around me everyday.
:)

Jill said...

WHOAHHHH...Fantastic slideshow and fantastic new blog, Priya. (I only discovered it was here yesterday.)

Savita said...

beeyootiful pics A!!!!!

Savita said...
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Savita said...

especially liked the bottles and the saris...what gorgeous colours!

pRiyA said...

Thanks Savi :) I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Hari Batti said...

These are great pics. Really enjoyed the slide show.

Arch at Rang said...

You got me all nostalgic with these pics:-)

Need to make a trip to Hyd soon:-)

Did you pic up any of those Itra Perfumes? The bottles sure look exotic.

Arch

Deepa Raman said...

got to see ur blog..good pictures..well captured...though i personally do not like hanging around there much..but the photographs are cool...

soraya nulliah said...

I love these photos-the colors, forms, sights...they all bring back such memories. Thanks for sharing!