Eerie.

Northern Lights in the southern Highlands desert of Iceland.

Northern Lights near Þórisvatn, Iceland

Swirling green, near Þórisvatn
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  • Sanjeev - August 17, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    Absolutely stunning picture!

    Must have felt “surreal”ReplyCancel

A surprise encounter.

An unplanned whistle-stop in the village of Khetolai in Rajasthan in 2007 lead me to these women and children of the Meghwal caste.

It took a good deal of persuasion to get them to pose. This was (still is?) an old, insulated world where the women are not accustomed to interacting with strangers especially in the absence of – and without permission from – their menfolk. Some of them made bold to lift their veil but I had a very brief window before they retreated.

Who knows, maybe they are all on Facebook now.

Women of the Meghwal caste at Khetolai, Rajasthan
Woman of the Meghwal caste at Khetolai, Rajasthan
Women of the Meghwal caste at Khetolai, Rajasthan
Women of the Meghwal caste at Khetolai, Rajasthan

Women of the Meghwal caste at Khetolai, Rajasthan

Women of Colour – in Khetolai, Rajasthan
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  • Sajo - August 21, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

Vespertine pleasures.

Scattered across the vast terrain of Death Valley National Park in California are several fields of sand dunes. The Ibex Dunes in the park’s southeast corner are set against the backdrop of the picturesque Saddle Peak Hills. This rather remote address sees relatively few visitors.

Ibex Dunes, Death Valley, California

Glowing dunes
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Ibex Dunes, Death Valley, California

Last light
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Ibex Dunes, Death Valley, California

Curves
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Ibex Dunes, Death Valley, California

Dusk
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  • qayyum - August 9, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    According to the pictures these are wonderful landscapes, natural beauty or we can say desert beauty.

    Why is it called DEATH VELLYReplyCancel

Founded in 1581.

The Church of Salvador do Mundo in Loutolim, Goa, was built by the Jesuits in 1586 in the Mannerist Neo-Roman style (vide The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2005).

Due to the lack of sufficient clearance between the façade and the street in front of it, it is not easy to take a clear shot without having other elements infringe on the frame. The village of Loutolim, by the way, was home to the famous Goan cartoonist Mario Miranda.

Loutolim church, Goa

Façade
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Loutolim church, Goa

Morning mass
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Loutolim church, Goa

Church of Salvador do Mundo in Loutolim, Goa
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  • Premanand Lotlikar - August 10, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    This church was built 429 years ago. So assuming that every generation produced an offspring at an interval of 30 years, I see that I am the 14th generation Lotlikar from the Lotlikar who was present in Loutolim when this church was built.

    So 14 generations or 429 years later it took a “Parrikar” to show a “Lotlikar” a church built in Loutolim (place of origin of the lineage). Rajan bhai, yhen ooshnne oorle mhajer! :-)ReplyCancel

  • jc - August 6, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Sure Roland…….but just look at the clarity and the perfect lighting.

    Once again, Rajanbab, ThankYou

    jcReplyCancel

  • Roland Francis - August 4, 2015 - 7:29 pm

    Great pics. Doesn’t beat your Iceland work but then nature trumps man.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - August 7, 2015 - 1:50 am

      Thanks, Roland. This is part of my ongoing efforts to document Goa’s heritage before it is completely dismantled.ReplyCancel

Watercolours.

A canvas of water flowing over a bed of volcanic rocks in Innra-Hvannagil (see preceding post).

Patterns in water at Innra-Hvannagil, Iceland
Patterns in water at Innra-Hvannagil, Iceland
Patterns in water at Innra-Hvannagil, Iceland
Patterns in water at Innra-Hvannagil, Iceland

Patterns in water at Innra-Hvannagil, Iceland

Painter’s brush: Innra-Hvannagil
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