dimanche 4 décembre 2011

Restoration. Mandu













Restoration of  the historical buildings in Mandu and the surroundings is in progress.

mardi 15 novembre 2011

Prince's cenotaphs. Orchha













The chhatri, prince's cenotaphs along the Betwa river banks.

mardi 13 septembre 2011

Life in the cenotaph city. Orchha














After the bath in the Beta river, the ghost city of prince's cenotaphs becomes suddenly a living place with colors everywhere.

lundi 21 février 2011

lundi 17 mai 2010

Circling pilgrims. Orchha














During this night of celebration, pilgrims are circling and circling around the Ram Raja temple.

mercredi 12 mai 2010

After the holy bath. Orchha














After the bath in the Beta river, the ghost city of prince's cenotaphs becomes suddenly a living place with colors everywhere.

lundi 15 mars 2010

Praying. Bhopal














Bhopal is sadly famous because of the tragedy of 1984

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Carbide

Even today, babies can born with physical or mental problems due to the consequences of this explosion. The water and ground seems to be polluted, almost 30 years after.

Brass band musicien. Bhopal














In all india bands have their shop, their one colors and can propose performances, mainly for weddings. Percussions and winds are used for that.
Bhopal is sadly famous because of the tragedy of 1984

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Carbide

Even today, babies can born with physical or psychological problems due to the consequences of this explosion. The water and ground seems to be polluted, almost 30 years after.

mercredi 10 mars 2010

A proud family chief. Ujjain














In a back area of Ujjain a holy city.

vendredi 19 février 2010

Life in the dead princes city. Orchha














Here are the chaatri, old princes cenotaphs and women come to dry the saris after the bath in the Beta river.

lundi 1 février 2010

mercredi 27 janvier 2010

The third eye. Omkareshwar














The whole family, I mean the female members, was selling flowers on the Narmada river(one of the holy ones in India) ghat for pujas. A team of sisters mre beautiful and adorables the ones than the others

lundi 11 janvier 2010

Tirthankaras. Gwalior














Carved in the cliff during the XV th century, and mutilated by the Babur muslims soldiers. They are gods for jains.

mercredi 6 janvier 2010

mardi 5 janvier 2010

The times they are changing...Orchha














...seems to think this old woman, according to the Bob Dylan's song.

lundi 4 janvier 2010

Sleepy pilgrims II. Orchha














It's very late and the celebration in and around the ram Rama temple is over... people have to spend the night outside now...

mercredi 30 décembre 2009

Hair combing. Orchha














Hair combing among the Chaatri, king's cenotaphs, after the bath in the Betwa river.

dimanche 6 décembre 2009

The priest. Ujjain




















After the morning ceremony inside the temple, the priest walks outside to the river's ghat and washes the hot tools.

jeudi 3 décembre 2009

vendredi 6 novembre 2009

mercredi 14 octobre 2009

Weaver. Fatehpur Sikkri














Doing mats with pieces of material, sorry, I don't remember the indian name...

dimanche 11 octobre 2009

Triangle. Mandu














Something about farmers in Madhya Pradesh.

lundi 5 octobre 2009

Ghat scenery. Ujjain














A family of pilgrims, after the bath; they do the pilgrimage by feet. the old lady on left is handicaped, she walks as the others...

jeudi 1 octobre 2009

Making sweets. Orchha














Making sweets for the pilgrims; I don't like very much, almost only sugar...

mercredi 30 septembre 2009

Night devotion. Orchha














Turning all around the temple, stopping to apply the hands of the wall, or to lie on the ground before keeping on walking; are the commun ways used by people to pray Rama;
It's the full moon night.

lundi 28 septembre 2009

Incense sticks. Ujjain














Young girls do incense sticks i Ujjain too...I have been drived I this backyard by an old man who was sitting in the street, understanding that I was interested by the daily life .
Here, the recent Claude Renault's photo on the same subject:

www.flickr.com/photos/clodreno/3952047827/

narmada river pilgrims. mandu














taking a pause after a long walking day...

mercredi 23 septembre 2009

Like a wayang kulit. Ujjain














Wayang kulit is the javanese puppet theater, using only silhouettes of characters, made in animals skin; They are manipulated behind a sheet, a petrol lamp lighting It.
You can see that here, more easy to understand in an image:

www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/261263560/in/set-72157...

In reality, a woman drying her sari in the evening after a bath in the holy river; Ujjain is not very touristic, but very famous for the temples.

vendredi 10 juillet 2009

Colors. Ujjain














On the Ujjain ghats, after the bath in the holy river. ujjain is a very important holy place. Few tourists go there , Ujjain is not on a main touristic itinerary, but it would deserve a visit, despite of the bad hotels qualities. As in every place of that kind, you have to be on the ghat very early in the morning; all along the day, nothing special.

mardi 9 juin 2009

Potery. Ujjain














Ujjain is a great pilgrimage city, with many big temples, shops,etc.
But, far from this area, are the poor people houses; I found some of them very welcoming...

lundi 27 avril 2009

Sisters. Ujjain














You are in a back area of Ujjain; here women build and decorate the houses . Poverty is here suited with amazing colors and drawings.

jeudi 20 novembre 2008

Sweeties. Orchha














Retour prématuré en france suite à un problème technique....
Vendeurs de confiseries lors de la nuit de pleine lune, devant le Ram Rama temple.
Premature return in France due to a technical problem....
Salesmen of candy during the night of full moon, in front of the Ram Rana temple

mardi 14 octobre 2008

Blnd. Mandu

During a walk in the countryside around mandu, i spent a moment with some farmers , working in the fields . I was leaving when a man came to me with this man; he was his father and he wanted me to take a shot of him. Very touching moment...

Package. Mandu














Finally, I have time to post two images before leaving France;
first, this one, emblematic of trip. This woman,one of these narmada river pilgrims, after a pause on the road for taking some lunch is doing her package to keep on walking.

dimanche 12 octobre 2008

Uneasy exit. Khajuraho














Elle sort d'un des temples jain de Khajuraho, célèbre dans le monde entier pour ses fresques sculptées érotiques.
She is going out of one of the khajuraho jain temples, famous in the wide world because of the erotic carvings.

Braids. Mandu














http://gopetition.com/petitions/stop-female-genocide-in-india.html

vendredi 10 octobre 2008

Narmada river pilgrims. Mandu














After walking, ccoking time to dinner.
J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à photographier ces pélerins, gens simples, sans aucune habitude des touristes et des appareils photos.
Photos prises sur le vif mais aussi photos osées comme celle-ci parce que le rapport à l'objectif de ces gens était vraiment intéressant. Un grans souvenir pour moi.
I had a lot of pleasure to photograph these pélerins, simple people, without any custom of the tourists and the cameras. Photos taken on the deep but also posed photos as this one ,because these people relation with the lens was really interesting. A great remember for me.

jeudi 9 octobre 2008

Arriving. Mandu














After a walking day, arrival of the first pilgrims, they will have the best place to cook eat and sleep!