Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Horizontal Himalayas

The Fool: I am ignorant but I read books. You wont believe it, everything is useful... this pebble for instance. 

Gelsomina: Which one? 

The Fool: Any one. It is useful. 

Gelsomina: What for? 

The Fool: For... I dont know. If I knew, I 'll be the Almighty, who knows all. When you are born and you die... who knows? I don't know for what this pebble is useful but it must be useful. For if it is useless, everything is useless. So are the stars. 

   (Frederico Fellini  La Strada

If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see, 
To where the grown-up river slips 
Into the sea among the ships  

(R L Stevenson Foreign Lands )

and the bridges of faith

Images (click them for enlarged images) from Byasi and Rishikesh. Just after Alakananda and Bhagirathi join to form the mighty Ganges, which forms the central theme of  the holy trinity  of India's geography:  The  Himalayas, the River and The Ocean. 


  1. Very well done Babu! Excellent dreamy set of photographs. And I love the way you have set the context.

    1. Thank you dada for the generous comment. :)

  2. beautiful pics!!! Especially the pebbles and the images on the sand. Awesome :)

    1. The images on the sand. Left over nail marks from the previous night's covert incursion of the River

  3. Great pics, especially the ones taken at low angles :)

  4. Wow!! Some stunning captures and great artistic touches. Loved them