Oh, Patagonia, this is the end of land and the beginning of beauty. I would like to post a few series of absolutely magical landscapes. I visited two National Parks: Torres Del Paine and Bernard O’Higgins.
India. Varanasi. It was early in the morning, sometime around 6 AM when we were in the labyrinth of the narrow streets next to a crematorium for the poor people. I can’t describe the smell on those streets even at the relatively “fresh” time of the day. This whole scenery stroke me deeply. On the right, you can see the pile of traditional orange plastic covers for corpses that were taken off before cremation. On the back ground you see a man searching through the fabrics which were used for the same purpose. I bet he is going to reuse those for resale. It was difficult to see a small girl in the midst of that without feeling sympathetic, however it’s a reality for most of Indians.
The Philadelphia Flower Show was full of wonderful flowers and various arrangements. It was interesting and educational, however I didn’t find the lighting at the show too complimentary for flowers. I just compare this show to New York Botanical Garden Flower Exhibits where natural lights let the flowers shine in all their beauty. Here is the small collection of cacti. I just love the variety, and I even see some very whimsical characters in them.
I love traveling around the world, however I have to admit that I find a lot of joy in photographing places near by home, for instance Seven Lakes Park. We love to go there for a short hiking adventures. I have a series oh photographs which make pretty strong statements with quiet colors. I shorten the series for this blog, but was thinking of creating the nice meditational music background for the whole collection.