Almost exactly ten years old photo. Of course, I was inspired again by Gert's photo from kerala backwaters. When I am sitting at home for longer time, waiting impatiently for new supply of photos, I am easily influenced by other people pics and look for something in my archive.
After rather tiring trip in south India, in March it was too late and it was very hot, we haven't seen any Western tourists, when we finally came to Kerala it was like in paradise. And specially the lazy two days on a houseboat. They are very comfortable, with two sleeping rooms and cook makes all the meals (washing the dishes in canal, I did not wanted to know from where he took water). During the day, just lazy sitting in deckchair and observing the life on the shore, then in the evening the boat moors somewhere near the village and one can make a nice walk. And an early morning was also delightful. The population came to the water to wash, the laundry and themselves, also teeth. It is not specially expensive so I recommend it for all.
Now, after many years, I like here the sign about the public phones. When all people (except my husband) have mobiles, it is no needed any more.
The view of the
houseboats , and
ordinary boat like that used by Gert.
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-27 1:11
your photo brings back to me my own memories of Kerala that I visited in 1986. Of course I didn't have a camera then :(.
The lush green vegetation of rural Kerala is beautifully captured in the photo. The light on the water has made lovely patterns. The clarity and details are superb.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
holmertz (53510) 2014-03-27 3:28
I almost guessed you had been inspired from somewhere to dig this out :-). I enjoy these simple views of everyday life along the routes I am travelling, be it by boat or by bus. There are so many small details that tell us of the kind of life people are living away from the cities. Making documents like this is an essential part of travelling with your eyes open,
snunney (100076) 2014-03-27 3:48
A different world in more ways than one! A pleasure to see this delightfully presented composition. I like the framing with the sun kissed water in the foreground nicely contrasting with the jungle. Agreeable warm light and tones and very good sharpness. The yellow sign makes a good focal point for the viewer.
Sergiom (80746) 2014-03-27 5:47
Un très beau point de vue pour nous montrer avec un certain humour la désuétude des postes de téléphones. La poste suivra dans cette modernité qui nous frappe de plein fouet.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-27 15:38
I don't believe your story, how on earth could you possibly stay rested for 2 whole days?? :) You see what you can come up with when you have some down time, its always fun to reminisce on old photos and memories...but yes, I agree, there are always new ones to be made that are just as much fun. :)
A great look back, before the age of such rapid technology...when you actually had a place designated for a phone. This looks completely isolated, fun to think of what life was like not all that long ago. Alright, I need to get down to the local corner now to make a call home. haha Have a great day ahead. All the best.
ikeharel (72191) 2014-03-27 23:09
Happy anniversary photo, Malgo, and from time that no cell's were common gadget, a sign announce where a telephone is available was in great need.
Fine river scenery in India, lavish green around, and water colors and texture most beautifully applied.
Have a nce friday,
tyro (25328) 2014-03-28 1:33
Well done your husband for managing to resist all pressures and temptations to own a mobile 'phone! I have one but rarely use it and I find it irritating when everybody around me seems obsessed with using theirs. Public telephones are disappearing fast here and probably soon will no longer exist.
This is a delightful photograph, the little telephone hut hiding away amonst the thick vegetation at the side of this backwater. I suppose this was a very useful place and I also suppose that at this time a mobile 'phone would not have worked in this area anyway.
I love your two workshop pictures of boats and they perfectly demonstrate the difference between the "traditional" boats and the more recently used "houseboats". In fact, it was not until I saw Gert's recent pictures that I realised that these "houseboats" were such a new development - I thought that these had been around for a very long time.
A lovely trio of photographs from Kerala, a place I would love to visit, having worked with many colleagues in the past who came from there. Kerala has, I believe, the highest level of education and literacy of any region of India.
ChrisJ (114689) 2014-03-28 9:02
This looks very lush and tropical. I love the reflections of the greenery in the fg water. Good sharpness and the old telephone is probably a hangover from the British colonial days. I remember that the atms in India often had armed guards with machine guns which I found a bit disconcerting. The banana and coconut trees frame the building well. Tfs!
PaulVDV (29167) 2014-03-28 12:49
I knew immediately who has inspired you to post this picture.
What a lush green world. Also the water looks very green.
A splendid daily life-picture of that small village along the waterfront.
In your note, I read something wonderful about your husband. Great! A person who doesn't bother the people in his surroundings with crazy ringtones or with shouting into a phone on public places or with telling the story of his life while strangers stand or sit next to him. Let him know that he has my appreciation.
Best regards, Paul
mcmtanyel (23363) 2014-03-28 21:47
It is always nice to visit old photos and relive past trips. Yes, I remember those times. Back then, I think I had an analog cell phone which I did not even bother to turn on, I kept it in the car in case of emergencies.
COSTANTINO (65788) 2014-03-28 23:18
Good morning dear friend
the tile of your shot explains eveything
to us for a different world
when there were no mobiles
this tropical atmosphere is calm and
peaceful and your useful notes
describe a real story top interesting
the clarity and details are superb
making document like this is an essential
part of travelling
have a nice weekend