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Eventually Everything Connects (WPC: Connected)

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the quality per se.
-Charles Eames –

Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the quality per se. -Charles Eames - (credit : brainy Quotes)

Eventually everything connects including the tiny beads to make beautiful neck laces (Stree- Stall at Fort Cochin , Kerala, India)

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Street vendor with her beads at Fort Cochin, Kerala, India

The above entry is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”

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Vivid Kathakkali Dancers in Kerala (WPC: Vivid)

The photos were taken at a Kathakkali dance performance at Fort Cochin in the Indian State of Kerala. Vibrant natural colours used as facial makeup. Prior to the performance elaborate makeup for the  dancers were done in front of the audience. Bravo to the makeup artists.

Kathakkali dancers at Kerala, India

A Kathakkali dancer at Kerala, India (Facial make-up is done with natural colours)

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Kathakkali Dancers: a male dancer dressed as female consort

Kathakkali dancer with a circular (white) extension to his face (Kerala, India)

Kathakkali dancer with a circular (white) extension to his face (Kerala, India)

This entry is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”

Intricate work on Taj Mahal Walls (WPC: Intricate)

 Intricacy and India go hand in hand.  The 16th century white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal leads the intricacy work not only in India but also in the world.

The  white marble walls of the monument are  inlaid with semiprecious stones such as jade, amethyst, lapis lazuli carnelian etc. Inlaid stones are polished and leveled to the surface of the marble walls using a technique referred as pietra dura.

Intricate depiction of flowers and vines also have been carved into the marble stone and polished to reflect in the sunlight. Below is a minute section of the intricate work of the magnificent monuement  of  an Persian Architect.

Intricate work on White Marble (Taj Mahal) Photos: Saba-Thambi Jan2015

Intricate carvings on white marble and pietra dura techniques on dados (lower part of the wall) (Taj Mahal)
Photo: Saba-Thambi Jan2015

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Dados (lower part of the walll) on the wall of Taj Mahal (photo : Saba-Thambi)

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Close-up view of the dado depicting the carvings and motifs of flowers (Taj Mahal) Photo- Saba-Thambi Jan 2015

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Flowers and vines are carved on the white marble and flower motifs as border(Taj Mahal)

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Another close-up view of the inlaid semiprecious stones.

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A detailed floral pietra dura with coloured stones (Taj Mahal)

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Part of the border with semi precious stones.

The above post is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”

All of the entries are great but  some of them are above all:.

1. Roman Empire Mosaics

2. Fibonacci (Nature’s intricacy)

3. Myanmar Temples

4. Cambodian Bamboo Bridge

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE :

Fleeting – Flirting Clouds

The photo below was taken  in the upcountry region of Sri Lanka when the sun went hiding under the clouds  (photo Alfiet Dec 2011)

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds

The Flirting clouds! (Sri Lanka Dec 2011)

This photo is for the weekly photo challenge : Fleeting

Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!

 Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!

Bath time! (Photo: Alfiet2011)

Elephants’ are fascinating animals. This photo was taken in December 2011 while the gentle giants having their daily bath. It was captured from the balcony of the cafe at the Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka.

“By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair” – A Persian Proverb

 

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

1..2..3..Action!

1..2..3..Action!

Mother & calf

Mother & calf

Skeleton of  an elephant

Skeleton of an elephant