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Forum: Photos 10-21-2021, 06:59 PM
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Posted By holmertz
Thanks Paul, I would rather agree that the...

Thanks Paul,
I would rather agree that the fountain looks better in the cropped version in your photo.
Regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-20-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 22
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: more or less shabby?

Thank you Paul,
I had of course seen the photos you posted earlier, but thanks for reminding me. It certainly looked very different at night, with all those colours, even more kitschy than I found...
Forum: Photos 10-20-2021, 01:19 PM
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Views: 22
Posted By holmertz
To jhm: memory

Thank you John,
Sadly my memory is failing me more often, or getting rather erratic, but I have kept the diaries from all journeys. Without them I couldn't write even half of my notes.
Kind...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By holmertz
Hello Bev and Paul, "Everyone in Sweden"...

Hello Bev and Paul,
"Everyone in Sweden" doesn't wear odd socks, but one of our highest ranking diplomats (Ambassador to the UN among other things) was well known for doing just that after...
Forum: Photos 10-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: tripod

Thank you Kasia,
Tripod? Are you kidding me? Would I carry one all around India? ;-)
Have a nice week.
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-17-2021, 04:42 PM
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Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: barefoot

Thank you Bev,
I don't think these ladies walked barefoot anywhere on muddy roads, but here they were on sacred temple ground so were obliged to take off their shoes (just as in mosques). I was...
Forum: Photos 10-16-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: safe journey

Thank you Kasia,
I thought you would already be back by now. I wish you a safe journey home.
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-16-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By holmertz
Hello Malgo, I still think he is very probably...

Hello Malgo,
I still think he is very probably a wholesale merchant of petals. "Your" ladies and the one in my WS have most likely bought theirs from men like him to make garlands.
Remember this is...
Forum: Photos 10-14-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: probably petals

Thank you Jean,
I also first thought it was rice, or maybe some other kind of grain, but now I rather believe he was selling petals of some flower, to be used for garlands, like those the lady in...
Forum: Photos 10-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
To ifege: dhoti

Thank you Ian,
Sorry, I forgot to reply to your question. Those men were wearing ordinary 'dhotis', a traditional loincloth wrapped like a sarong and in this case clearly folded to become shorter....
Forum: Photos 10-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By holmertz
To GyurMaster: storage

Thank you György,
'Reasonably cool, dark and dry' should be enough. My few colour negatives have not been so carefully stored and have faded miserably, but maybe films for slides were generally...
Forum: Photos 10-09-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By holmertz
Aha, så det var mer intressant att titta på...

Aha, så det var mer intressant att titta på souvenirerna än på den fantastiska kyrkan. ;-)
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: palace photos

Thank you Paul,
I have seen your photos of Mysore Palace and they're so much better than mine, so I didn't bother to make any links to them. :-(
As I write in the note i found the palace almost...
Forum: Photos 10-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: Thank you Kasia

Hello Kasia,
Thank you for today's comments. I wish you a nice journey. Morocco? Or was that last week? ;-)
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-06-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: movie?

Thank you Paul,

There have been several movies called "Mother India", Or "Bharat Mata", since the 1930's and onwards.

But they all refer to this:
"Bhārat Mātā (Sanskrit: भारताम्बा, romanized:...
Forum: Photos 10-05-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
To COSTANTINO: taxi

Thank you Costantino,
Yes, it is a kind of cheap and simple taxi, mainly used for short distances. They are found all over India and most other countries in Asia.
Regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos 09-28-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: mattancherry

Thank you Paul,
I am sure you are right concerning the location of these photos. The northern tip of the main island has all the sights worth seeing. Looking at the Google map I get a feeling it is...
Forum: Photos 09-25-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By holmertz
To GyurMaster: fave

Thank you György,
I never expected that you ore anyone else would fave this simple photo, but it reminded me that I should have done the same favour to your heron the other day, so I did it now....
Forum: Photos 09-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By holmertz
The reporter mentioned the nice old central...

The reporter mentioned the nice old central district but described most of the city as consisting of mainly "grey concrete". ;-)
Gert
Forum: Photos 09-19-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By holmertz
Some years ago a wolf was photographed running...

Some years ago a wolf was photographed running down one of the main streets of Södermalm in the night. And I have actually seen rats in the courtyard of my house!
Regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos 09-16-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: wood or stone?

Thank you Jean,
I'm not really sure of the material of the ceilings but I would suppose they are made of the same stone as everything else here. I just found an interesting information that all...
Forum: Photos 09-14-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By holmertz
So you actually celebrated the arrival of the new...

So you actually celebrated the arrival of the new century and millennium during the night to 1 January 2001? Did you stubbornly refuse any celebration of the year 2000? ;-)
Forum: Photos 09-13-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: nandu

Thank you Paul,
My diary mentions "a huge black stone cow cut out of one rock" in the middle of the courtyard, but strangely I have no pictures. Maybe the light wasn't good.

That small piece of...
Forum: Photos 09-10-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By holmertz
Thank you Mariusz, No, I wasn't aware of...

Thank you Mariusz,

No, I wasn't aware of this possibility, but it's very interesting. Grey and unremarkable in 2012, so maybe also in 2014.

I have only noticed many times that travelling along...
Forum: Photos 09-08-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By holmertz
I wish I was young enough to go down on my knees...

I wish I was young enough to go down on my knees for low angles.
Regards,
Gert
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