Travel Vignettes through pictures
Travel is like a many splendoured flower. The fragrance of the experiences are manifold and go beyond the mere visiting of destinations and the indulgences of one’s adventurous streak. Travel is rich in serendipity and provides many opportunities that give simple pleasures. A slice of life of a city, the innocent smile of a child, the vulnerable and heartrending look of a street seller, and many moments like these that get frozen in time, tell their own stories. Ever bend we turn around, every airport, railway station and bus station that we pass through hold innumerable stories, just waiting to touch us.
Here are a few travel vignettes brought alive through pictures. These are treasures of experiences, most of them momentary from our travels across the World. These kind of small experiences and sights are the kind that keeps travel memories alive for posterity, long after the trip is done.
When we stepped into the timeless magic of Jaisalmer fort when we were on a road trip to Rajasthan, we were immediately met by these lovely women dressed in their colorful traditional attire and engrossed in their work. As we looked at this women, many questions swam through our minds, how did these women live? what was the story of their life? What made them laugh? What made them sad?
In the very same Jaisalmer fort at some distance, we were greeted by this little bundle of energy who seemed to be oblivious of the teeming crowds and without a care in the world.
As our bus weaved through the mesmerizing natural beauty of Rwanda, our eyes froze on this scene. A woman who seemed so much in harmony with the nature surrounding her. Where was she off to in the wilderness?
In the coastal town of Gokarna in the state of Karnataka India, there is an old and sacred temple dedicated to the Hindu elephant God Ganesh. A group of local women dressed the traditional way sell flowers to visitors to the temple.
It was early morning as we stepped onto a deserted beach at Cherai, just off Kochi in India. The waves of the sea rose and fell in rhythmic motion on the pure sands. The early birds were out in search of worms. A small group of fishermen were off on an early morning expedition in search of a rich haul. As we gazed at the boat slowly disappearing into the cloudy haze on the horizon, we wondered about the people on board. We thought about their families, their kids, what they had for breakfast and lunch, did the children go to school? The questions whirred in our minds as the boat moved away in search of its catch.
We invite you to share your thoughts on any of the pictures that you see here. What are your thoughts when you look at these tableaux of life that have been frozen by these pictures?
Do share your thoughts with us through our comments section, we would love to hear different perspectives of these pictures and the stories behind them.