Scenes from a business trip:
(Click here, here or here for an explanation of photo 1.)
“A noxious cocktail of soot, smog and toxic chemicals is blotting out the sun, fouling the lungs of millions of people and altering weather patterns in large parts of Asia, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations.”
Barack! Barack! Can you save us PLEASE!
Yes, Barack, King of India, save us!
Great pics, LP. That must be such an amazing trip. Are you still there?
Yep, still here. Leaving on Sunday; I’ll have been here two weeks by then. Had an amazing Internet connection and some free time in my hotel room this morning, hence the multitude of comments on Rogan’s post!
Great pics indeed! But what, none of the Taj Mahal, wildlife safaris, yoga meditations, ancient gurus, or the majestic Himalayas? Not. Very. Touristy. Real people and shitting goats and cows and noxious clouds? Hmmm. . . . I love the pics and am jealous. Looks like an amazing experience.
I wonder if there isn’t someone somewhere in India who can claim King Barack as a direct if distant cousin. I think it’s a Palestinian Bedouin tribe who, according to yesterday’s NY Times, say that Barack is their cousin, proof being his smile–the exact same smile of some of the youngsters in the tribe–and since a Kenyan intermarried into the tribe some years ago, Barack is–duh!–their cousin. They’re anxiously awaiting the Pres-elect’s phone call and an invitation to the White House.
PleasePleaseOplease take me with you next time…
The photos are lovely. I like that you photographed typical street stuff and vending displays. That kind of stuff gets really interesting with the passing of time (I try to photograph grocery store displays whenever I remember to bring my camera shopping, so I can show the world, ‘this is what we used to eat back in 2008.’)
The colors are also so similar to those in The Darjeeling Limited. I had figured Wes Anderson was using some special filters, film stock, or post processing (he probably was) but your photos have a lot in common.
Thanks for sharing your adventures (and thanks for taking INDIA TIME to comment on my post.)
Lovely pictures and thanks for posting them, but come on home, will you? We miss you here in smokey LA.
I was gonna say–the sky in the first photo looks just like the sky through my windshield on my commute this morning.
Hi, all – thanks for comments! Weird that the air in LA is just as sooty as under the ABC — Atmospheric Brown Cloud, as they now call it, having deemed “Asian Brown Cloud” as racist.
I loved these.