The oldest cost centre wanted me to take some photographs for his graphic arts project. Here are the ones. Weird composition subjects but then I am an old fart, what do I know about graphic arts. Anyway, here they are.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Pottering around in the garden in early March
the daffodils were out and about.
Another little flower that i have. Cheeky Diya
I dont like you any more Diya
I am posing like a model Diya.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Guess what? I forgot to take the camera to an animal farm where Diya was invited for a birthday party. So had to use my iphone, but managed to capture a fascinating sight that I would have never considered to be ever available in London.
And a very hairy large pig. But I turn around and get the surprise of my life. A real life peacock.
Here are the videos of this wonderful bird dancing for us.
Here is the slideshow for more photographs. Next time, I am carrying my camera!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Saturday, May 07, 2011
The driver dropped us off at the entrance and we started walking towards the tomb of Sadat Ali Khan. It looks quite impressive from afar. The man actually was useless, gave over half his kingdom to the Brits after driving his kingdom to penury. Both him and the British do not come out of this episode well. Bleah.
Here is another example. The left hand side window has not been restored while the right hand side one has been.
The arches are also weird, only bits have been restored and the whole thing ends up looking strange.
A closeup of the non restored piece. See what I mean? Poor building is showing its age after 300 years.
Looking back at the tomb. Looks good, but didnt speak to me I am afraid.
Now to the other tomb of Mushirzadi, one of the Queens of Oudh. This one, on the other hand, did speak to me despite not being restored to that extent. Was it the colours? Warm ivory colour? Perhaps.
Lovely intricate arches and domes.
See? they have removed the soil from the base.
Another view of the exposed foundations.
More people taking it easy. Started walking back and took some black and white photos.
Looks good. But hardly 5% of the monuments have survived the savagery of the British after the 1857 war of independence. I suppose its good that the tombs have survived, eh?
A cute little tomb just outside the gates. Not sure who it belongs to. Anyway, here’s the slideshow with many more photographs if you are interested in them. And that’s the end of the India photo session. It was a good time that I had in India. Cant wait to get back there. Perhaps Agra this time.