Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Gallery - 4 but how many sticks?

Tara@Stickyfingers recently launched a Photo Gallery idea, which I really like. She gives a prompt each week & you upload a photo according to that prompt, & tell its story. This week's is 'numbers'.

my number is 'four': the four of us meeting these 4 Indian ladies.
The photo was taken whilst on a walk near Kausani in Uttaranchal in the foothills of the Himalayas in 2007. I love the brightly coloured saris, & we were amazed at how easily they walked in them (I've tried, it's not easy) & how perfectly balanced they were with such heavy loads on their heads. This was, of course, all part of a normal day's work in normal 'work clothes'.

We had decided that as living in Sri Lanka was like a watered down version of India, it would be a good opportunity to visit India whilst living in Colombo. Not such a shock. It stil was in some ways, everything was 'more so'. more extreme in every way. Our children were then 3 & 7. We travelled everywhere by train. They took it in their stride. It was an amazing experience.


Iota said...

I love the different colours, and the way you've captured each one just overlapping the one in front.

Michelloui said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself!

I have always wanted to visit Sri Lanka, we have several good friends from here and it just looks interesting. We almost booked tickets about 3 years ago but suddenly some troubles started flaring up again and we were nervous.

Great photo.