Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra, aka Happy Sleepy.
On Mother’s Day in Nepal, married daughters wear read (or other bright colour close to red) and buy fruit and sweets in the market as well as other presents and go to visit their mothers.
All the lower branches on all the trees in these photos have been cut down for firewood and to feed cows and goats. Retaining the top part of the foliage preserves the tree which helps to prevent mud slides. Clearly not an ideal situation but better than clear cutting altogether.
These photos are from just north of Kathmandu Valley, on the drive from the lookout at Nakargot back to Kathmandu.
There are a lot of goats in Calcutta. You see them picking their way in around traffic, eating garbage and paper, and even being herded through the narrow back streets. Imagine coming up on a herd of 50 goats in the streets of YOUR city! In the surrounding restaurants, the goat meat is listed as mutton.
How lovely death can be.
Served frozen in individual little pots in Auroville. Yum yum yum.
Here is a typical poster placed in front of a wedding hall announcing the wedding that is going to happen later in the day. The bigger the poster, the more prestige, and some of the posters are much larger than this one!
The Italians came and built a wood burning stove. The mozzarella is locally made, the olives are imported. I don’t know who originally brought the arugula seeds. Most of the ingredients are organic. The pizza cost CAN$3 and was pretty good (ie. excellent by most people’s standards which are not as stratospheric as mine). This message is a test of http://www.posterous.com. Posted via email from Magda’s posterous
A lungi is sort of a dohti, which is the men’s version of the sari and widely worn in the south of India.
Happy Sleepy tumble and surf Building pillows drift Travel in style Dare to smile and smile Opening feelings shift Buying hides Riding the tides Eyeing the Eye of Sauron Wishing tales Jumping scales Stroking the pet of a life on earth Playing with strings and vibrating things Happy Sleepy tumble and surf
The natural colours in south India were just fantastic. This red earth in Auroville was used directly to stucco walls, resulting in buildings that perfectly matched their surroundings.