Paul showed lately the photo from Kazbegi with the cows and wrote that cows are in Georgia everywhere except the cities. I wrote that in India they are mainly in big cities. I am a bit surprised that Paul do not remember it. Maybe it is different in places, anyway, Rajasthan cities were packed with cows (and monkeys, donkeys, camels, goats, and sheep as well).
I could show a whole gallery with animals on Indian streets, here I chose three photos from Jaipur, Pink City. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan with a population of three millions. This is the entrance to the City Palace, the center of the town.
City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers right up to the 20th century.
I was in Jaipur after a kind of typhoon, on rainy day. It was a pity because the biggest attraction is a observatory with many big sundials and all these didn't work without sun. Besides, it was mud (mixed with cow dung) so you can imagine my trousers after this walking. But I met there our friend Pixelterror and was happy with great fun. I miss India...
Also near the City Palace
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shreya2000 (1134) 2014-03-07 4:11
The colours are very beautiful. Sharpness and contrast is also very beautiful. You can spot cows in the streets and roads of maximum cities in India. However these days the cow got expensive and tight laws of municipality in Delhi you rarely find them in Delhi.
Sergiom (59986) 2014-03-07 4:44
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne qui se passe devant cette superbe porte . Cela fait drôle de voir les vaches qui semblent propriétaire de la rue au complet.
saxo042 (37558) 2014-03-07 7:24
The central part of this impressive gate is beautifully decorated with an abundance of colours. It looks like scaffolds on the other parts, maybe they will later be decorated in the same attractive way. The street life here, with colours and cows also looks interesting.
Silvio1953 (122129) 2014-03-07 8:14
Ciao Magorzata, lovely composition with a lot of people, great view of fantastic architecture, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (57144) 2014-03-07 8:45
Good evening Malgo,
The impressive gate with blueish painted decorations, leading the view through, and there is another gate seen on far. City tumult and especially the free strolling cows mingle well on the composition.
Fine clarity, intriguing photo.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (56494) 2014-03-07 8:47
there seem to be an endless supply of photos in India, I can't wait to go there at some point :)
despite the wet climate you had here, i still think its a A+ type of photo. there's so much to see here, so much activity and interesting elements to keep me scanning the scene. you should post more of these from India :)
have a great weekend
annjackman (19597) 2014-03-07 10:08
This is a very good capture of Jaipur. There is so much interesting activity going on that I can look at this for a long time. There is excellent clarity and colours. I was always impressed with the rickety scaffolding in India such as seen in your picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
boa (6021) 2014-03-07 11:51
very impressive entrance to the city Palace, it is also interesting to see through and to have a glimpse of one more in the background! The scaffoldings draws my attention since that is my profession. The scaffoldings i work with looks more solid than these, to be modest:) Lovely every day scene with high activity despite the rain. A sharp and clear shot with natural colors, tfs!
lousat (76832) 2014-03-07 12:31
Hi Malgo,a spectacular memory of your indian trip,i like a lot how you pump up the colors to have this special effect on the arch walls,absolutely beautiful,better than a desert beach..ehehe...Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
photoray (12155) 2014-03-07 12:33
Excellent candid scene of Jaipur City Palace's entrance with detailed and colorful art works, then the pedestrians, vendors, bus, and sacred cows.
The reduced sunlight helped keep the details sharp.
PaulVDV (22099) 2014-03-07 12:48
I do remember the cows in India but if I remember well they were less prominent than I expected. Perhaps this is because all my life (before I went there) I heard that in India you see cows on the most unlikely places and that I didn't expect anything else when I was there.
For me it was a surprise to see cows roaming free everywhere in Georgia (except in the big cities). I didn't know that in advance. Probably this surprise was so great because for the rest Georgia and its society were European while India was completely different from any country in Europe.
I suspect that this factor was decisive for my surprise.
Funny but you were in the dry season in Jaipur and you had bad luck with that typhoon. I was there in the rainy season and enjoyed a very sunny Jaipur :) But I had rainshowers on other places in Rajasthan.
I have to admit that this picture has several elements that attract me much: the wonderful architecture, presented here with its many and colourful details, the busy street life with people and animals, the market scene at the left, the colourful autorickshaw in the courtyard and the typical and for us very unusual and dangerous looking scaffoldings at the right.
With the beautiful view through the gate the image has a good depth.
Now you mention the mixture of mud and cow dung. Will you go to Ushguli in Svaneti? Most streets of Ushguli have a thick layer of that mixture :)
Best regards and thanks for the dedication, Paul
carlo62 (32735) 2014-03-07 13:54
in effetti le mucche sono molto presenti, ma forse c'era una visita guidata....
Una foto tratta dall'archivio, di buona qualità e con questa porta molto bella grazie alla sua architettura e alle sue decorazioni.
jjcordier (76322) 2014-03-07 23:00
Les vaches sont bien présentes (il y a aussi beaucoup de pigeons!) mais c'est surtout cette magnifique arche peinte qui retient mon attention. Belle scène très animée.
kasianowak (6411) 2014-03-08 8:19
Bardzo ladna i ciekawa scenka uliczna. Ciesze sie, ze jednak, po kilku latach, zdecydowalas sie to zdjecie tu zamiesic.
siudzi (33565) 2014-03-08 8:24
Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem tej sceny! Oczywiście, kolorowa brama fantastycznie góruje nad otoczeniem i to ona właśnie jest dla mnie interesującym punktem kompozycji. Pięknie pokazałaś ulicę z jej kontrastami... Świetna praca!
jcpix (13658) 2014-03-08 10:53
Wow, what a scene..there's so much going on here with daily life and colors I don't know where to begin looking first. From my Western eyes, I've always found it so fascinating to see such large animals wandering the streets as if they're just out to pick up some bread or milk like the locals. :) A delightful mixture of elements in this street capture, and composed so well to bring forth the beauty and lively atmosphere of the city. Despite the overcast sky, there's no loss in appeal for every aspect in play. Very well put together, and you even managed a bird in the sky for that added bonus of action. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take it easy.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-08 23:33
Great daily life scene of this super part of India, love all the colours and their sacred cows, the entrance here is stunning, great Pov, well managed.
Ps, Been out of action as new touch screen computer went down blue screen, died a death, thought i lost photo,s but shop retrieved them, hard drive gone. Technology hey we rely on it so much in modern times.
ChrisJ (97854) 2014-03-09 1:47
A splendid daily life scene with the cows in the centre and at right animating the scene and leaving no doubt that this shot is in India. Good sharpness and perspective with realistic colour and excellent lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (78852)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-13
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Humorous
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-07 0:49