Saturday, November 27, 2010

Natural Habitat

I took a brief respite from city life within the Malenadu region. I felt like a tiger released from her cage and sent back into the jungle. The undercurrent of claustrophobia that is part of me vanished completely. I wallowed in fresh air, open space and orchestras by birds. Instead of mechanically trudging around a miniscule city park, I trekked along vast fields and waterfalls. I ate fresh food brought and cooked straight from its source and served to me with love. I slept to pitch darkness and woke up fresh at dawn along with a rising sun...
Here are just some glimpses of that magical world-













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13 comments:

bigBANG studio said...

Wow, Priya, these shots are GORGEOUS and give such a rich sense of PLACE! We just arrived in Rajasthan and it's cool and dusty and insane. That jungle looks pretty nice right now...

xo

pRiyA said...

Hi Lily, I remembered you when I was there. Hurry up and come South!!!

Patricia Torres said...

oh my!! thats a gorgeous gorgeous place!! Looks amazing.. You do simply need to get away sometimes.. Isnt it?? And somewhere in my heart.. I envy those who can just take a bus ride or train ride.. to get away from every day life..

I love the sneak peak into the painting.. Awesome!

ArtPropelled said...

Wow, such stunning scenery! It must have been wonderful. I get that feeling often... Desperation to get out into the wilderness to replenish.

Gwen Buchanan said...

these posts are rich in color and exploration Priya, I can see why you lost all the tension of the work-a-day world... Do you think you could live in this paradise?

sophiemunns said...

Wow Priya,
these are stunning photos.
I adore your drawing... can we see more?
best,
Sophie
ps enjoyed your words that introduced this post I must say!

pRiyA said...

@Patricia: thanks for the many comments! Yup, I envy those who can get away at a snap. Unfortunately I am not one of them and this was a rare and memorable occasion.

@Gwen: yes, I think I could live here Gwen. Somehow the frills and fancies of city life seem (rightfully)false in a place such as this.

Dom said...

j'aime vos photos, et l'endroit que vous montrez met du soleil sur l'hiver qui arrive... ici la neige est proche.

pRiyA said...

merci Dom :)

Owen said...

Oh you lucky lucky tiger you ! To get out of the cage and roam free in the jungle again, drinking at waterfalls, dining on wild pigs, napping under shady trees... a good life for a tigress...
:-)

EMBELLISHER said...

That pic of that fat bug is wonderful. What an inspiring holiday, there's going to be a lot of charcoal used up I suspect.

coloredsock said...

ahhhh, a BIG sigh of homesickness for your country! i keep dreaming of the day we will return. i feel nearly there in your blog. congratulations on your exhibition. wish we could be there!!!

Isha Nagar said...

These are lovely pictures,Priya. Wen through your blog and saw your exhibition online. It was amazing! Congrats for all the great work! Hope to see some more!!