Friday, June 04, 2010

BACK...

India was more extreme than I could ever have imagined - overwhelming, intense, stimulating - a million different feelings at once. Andrea left a comment before I left which said; "Your brain and your eyes and your heart never seem to agree on what you're seeing. You will fall in love and out of love one hundred times a day." I couldn't have put it better than that. I'm home and have had a bath which turned the water dark grey, am marvelling at how Lola is the size of 8 Indian cats and have downloaded 527 photos which I have no idea how to arrange at the moment. Here's a taster for now... In Rajasthan the only colour in the landscape comes from the clothes people wear...

{my photos}

9 comments:

Rose said...

it looks wonderful- I am very jealous but looking forward to seeing more!

erica said...

i know that feeling of being overwhelmed! even 3 years later, i still haven't been able to organize my photos from vietnam in any meaningful fashion.

welcome back!

greenapril said...

These photos are gorgeous! The colors of the dresses and fruits really stand out in that dry landscape. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

occhineri said...

Fantastic photos! I spent two months in India after I graduated from college & would love to go back.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are just stunning - they give such a sense of being there! I haven't been to India, but was lucky to visit Bangladesh years ago - your photos really capture that same sense of colourful activity, constant fascination, exhausting heat etc.

andrea said...

the jewelry is fantastic in Rajasthan, and interestingly enough, very much a male dominated industry - So beautiful Claire. xo

ashley said...

these are LOVELY! I dream of visiting India some day, and hopefully soon, for now I will live through your images. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more.

rikshaw design said...

wow! you really captured it..i love india but it does hit you like a MACK truck! your words in describing it are perfect...now i need ot figure out when i am going this year! i will keep check back for more beautiful images!

e said...

you are so lucky! it looks absolutly incredible, i want to go...