DARJEELING HOUSES - IV (IMAGES OF HOUSES FROM DARJEELING - FOURTH IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
Some tidbits about the Handicrafts from the Darjeeling hills
The culture of the hill people of Darjeeling are uniquely expressed in the exquisite and inimitable artistic handicrafts of the district and their traditional colourful designs, which show marked resemblance to the art of neighbouring Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Among the artistic crafts, ornaments, trinkets and handlooms are worth mentioning. There is also fine craftsmanship in wood-work and bamboo fret work. While the principal utility products are blankets, woolen knitted garments and woven fabrics, the artistic products are hand-bags, wall panels, fire-screens, folding partitions, Bhutan paintings, cotton shoulder-bags etc. Beautiful curios are made at Darjeeling and Kalimpong on copper plates studded with red and blue stones with engravings of replicas of deities. Wonderful Tankas with paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha are also available. Woolen carpets are made in a combination of shades in vegetable and synthetic dyes. Bhutia chaddars can be found in beautiful textures. Decorative Nepali khukris are made in Ghoom. Bedroom slippers and rope-sole shoes, jackets, hats, hanzu coats made from handloom cloth and masks are among the many items which attract tourists and curio collectors.
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holmertz (26958) 2013-03-09 7:22
Again a very nice blend of pastel colours for this house. The surroundings are fine but I would find it uncomfortable to live so close to the railway and what I suppose is the main road towards Siliguri. There must be some heavy traffic passing this way.
ACL1978 (5783) 2013-03-09 7:29
Hello Farhat, my neighbor today. What a beautiful home - I can see why this one in particular attracted your eye. Bright and beautiful colors, and again with this railroad track right out front! Impressive how it is built into the hillside here. I think perhaps the saturation is a bit high here as there's a slightly unnatural cast especially to the trees in BG, but a beautiful subject nevertheless.
Miguel82 (7820) 2013-03-09 10:41
Another colorful house Farhat,
Superb colors and light
Good photo note
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-03-09 11:36
What a remarkable colourful building. The colors definitely does it here, the photo stands out...
Well done Farhat!
Have a nice week start,
lousat (57674) 2013-03-09 11:58
Hi Farhat,these serie is very original and interesting,how are starnges these houses so colorful and whit special architechture,great point ofr view to see the railway too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-03-09 14:14
very beautiful composition ofhouse architecture. I like this very colorful house, amazing. The colors, sharpness, clarity of details are fabulous. I like this place very much.
Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best and have a nice WE,
siolaw (37568) 2013-03-10 0:17
Quite a big house, and a colourful one too... The railway track would be a "con" for living there, but it turns into a "pro" for the compo.
You could have cropped the bit of truck (?) on the left side, and just a bit less saturation?
ikeharel (37356) 2013-03-10 3:33
Very similar to previous post, Farhat, and yet another colorful wooden house.
RR tracks along the dusty road, tells about life over there.
Also, I think you might had wait till the truck/car/lorry on left would have past - and avoide the extra dust appear on image's.
Kielia (20463) 2013-03-10 5:47
you are adding another very interesting impression to the gallery here! The image is very well composed with an outstanding management of the light. The colors are a feast for the eyes. My compliments also for the notes!
Sergiom (39259) 2013-03-10 6:13
J'ignore si c'est une illusion d'optique mais je trouve les couleurs de la maison un brin trop saturées, mais le point de vue est superbe et utilise bien le ciel comme arrière plan.
Cricri (86463) 2013-03-10 11:28
Une région ou l'architecture est très colorées, j'aime beaucoup, c'est plein de gaieté et agréable a regarder, bon POV, belle présentation et note
krzychu30 (8879) 2013-03-10 15:08
the houses are as beautiful and colorful as they were cut out of some kind of fairytale.Truly magnificent example how actually simple architecture can be made to a real jewel.The painting scheme is fabulous,just like your composition.Well done!
shevchenko (18243) 2013-03-10 20:29
Good pov and good frame to show a house that built beside the track, lovely colourful local house, very nice the artistic pillars and potted plants, thanks for sharing a charming view in a sunny day.
thebest (3370) 2013-03-11 0:07
Wow look at all those pastel colours - I think it is great that people are using their creativity to brighten up these homes.
Thank you for sharing.
jemaflor (68943) 2013-03-11 1:07
Interesting contribution, good angle to present this lovely colouful houses, nice light, you can cropp the left side of the view.
dta (51454) 2013-03-11 1:15
Hello Farhat ,
This is a superb painted house . A little overexposure in the corner ,but the conditions were not so easy .
josepmarin (55051) 2013-03-12 11:25
another good image of these wooden houses with its wonderful artistic handicrafts and its chromatic power, which you offer us in an efficient framing under a dynamic perspective.
I like the good light and the vivid colors of the house and of the landscape of its surroundings.
nikkitta (5886) 2013-03-13 10:06
Another interesting note for a so colored house, so close of the rail did they work still?
Just a tip, I would crop the left side to delete the part of the green van
pierrefonds (48353) 2013-03-16 17:13
The trees are framing well the house. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the house. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
clic (11017) 2013-03-17 8:19
I see a jewel of West Bengal architecture decorated with delightful pastel colors that suit well to the pristine verdant surrounding!
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-26 0:57
Beautiful colorful house, a true evidence of the culture of the Darjeeling hilltop people!
very interesting highlight the rail tracks almost touching the house!
robmal (1548) 2013-04-02 9:14
Great pictures of this amazing house, amazing colors and lights, congrtaulations.
s_lush (15590) 2013-04-06 23:59
You have presented to us a very colorful and interesting example of traditional architecture in Darjeeling. Excellent composition, bright sunlight, vivid colors and high quality of the image!
jcpix (3299) 2013-05-07 19:31
Now that's one colorful house! It looks out of place, but I imagine it fits right in with the region and people, yes? :) Is that a set of train tracks in front? This could easily be mistaken for a station, especially due to its size. Regardless, it really is a beautiful display of color and design, contrasted so well by the surrounding hillside landscape...feels very remote. Thanks for sharing the view, along with some great notes about the area. Have a great day.
All the best,
adidas5nb (1121) 2013-05-15 19:57
like the composition.the colors are bright.what makes the pic for me is the railway line tucked in 1 corner of the frame.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (5471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-09 7:04