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Early Morning in a Delhi Market

Post by Graham Smith » Wed May 03, 2017 2:54 pm

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The vegetable market is just waking up, the chai and snacks are an everyday essential of Indian life.
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Post by Duck » Wed May 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Interesting. I can see so many similarities in this image to those I've taken in New York. Humans really are the same no matter where we are.

I also find that tree between the buildings interesting. They actually built around it rather than remove it.

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Graham Smith » Wed May 03, 2017 3:35 pm

Thanks for commenting Duck. In India many trees are revered and they are reluctant to cut them down, this one appears to be a large mango tree which has grown up between the buildings.
I have a picture of a banyan tree that has grown through a staircase window of a school and has blocked the stairs, they wont cut it down as the banyan is sacred, they don't use the stairs... it's the Indian way :)
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed May 03, 2017 4:20 pm

The stories told in this image are endless, Graham. Truly amazing work.
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Post by Graham Smith » Wed May 03, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks Linda. The guy on the left was doing his morning ablutions, a common sight in India. A bucket of water and a plastic jug and you have an Indian shower :)
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Post by St3v3M » Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 am

Graham Smith wrote:_DSC1813.jpg

The vegetable market is just waking up, the chai and snacks are an everyday essential of Indian life.

Color, composition, emotional impact, and unlimited stories, it's all there. And ya, chai with a little milk is wonderful, thank you for posting! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed May 10, 2017 3:21 am

Duck wrote:Interesting. I can see so many similarities in this image to those I've taken in New York. Humans really are the same no matter where we are.
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I'm blessed to travel for work and as you said, humans really are the same no matter where they are! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed May 10, 2017 3:21 am

Graham Smith wrote:Thanks for commenting Duck. In India many trees are revered and they are reluctant to cut them down, this one appears to be a large mango tree which has grown up between the buildings.
I have a picture of a banyan tree that has grown through a staircase window of a school and has blocked the stairs, they wont cut it down as the banyan is sacred, they don't use the stairs... it's the Indian way :)

I love the backstory. Thank you for adding this! S-
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Post by Duck » Wed May 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Graham Smith wrote:...I have a picture of a banyan tree that has grown through a staircase window of a school and has blocked the stairs, they won't cut it down as the banyan is sacred, they don't use the stairs... it's the Indian way :)

Oh, please, please, please share that photo. :clap:

I'm sure there are plenty of people who would look at that situation and shake their heads at the impracticality and potential risks and issues. But, you can't deny that it makes for a great story.
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Post by Graham Smith » Wed May 10, 2017 8:22 pm

Duck wrote:
Graham Smith wrote:...I have a picture of a banyan tree that has grown through a staircase window of a school and has blocked the stairs, they won't cut it down as the banyan is sacred, they don't use the stairs... it's the Indian way :)

Oh, please, please, please share that photo. :clap:

I'm sure there are plenty of people who would look at that situation and shake their heads at the impracticality and potential risks and issues. But, you can't deny that it makes for a great story.


It's not much of a picture, we would have pruned off the first invading tendril. It was taken as part of a series to show the condition of the buildings that are occupied by hospice for HIV positive children, many of whom are HIV TB co-infected.
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