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:

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:

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.