holmertz (56251) 2016-12-01 07:46:13A truck loaded with jute navigating the narrow alleys of old Cochin. Note the name of the street, Jew Cemetery Lane. Cochin has one of the oldest Jewish communities in Asia, but today only a handful of members remain, most others having emigrated to Israel. There is still a basically functioning synagogue. The Jewish community in Cochin featured in the Salman Rushdie novel The Moor's Last Sigh.
holmertz (56251) 2016-11-24 10:52:23Followers of DMK, the first local party that reached power in an Indian state. In 1988, when this photo was taken, they were in the opposition but in the state elections in Tamil Nadu the following year they got back into power. I have no idea what this bicycle rally concerned. I was mainly surprised to realize this was taken inside the temple complex. I didn't remember that at all.
holmertz (56251) 2016-11-15 02:51:24A view of Brännkyrkagatan, one of the oldest streets on Södermalm. These men were keeping an eye on pedestrians and cars and signaling to the men on the roof when they had to halt their work for a moment to let people pass by.