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Working the street

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Alf, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Today I spent a few hour cleaning the Rajasthan folder, remaining with about 1200 pics to be re-examined and eventually purged (past statistics show I'd get about 700 when I'm done). Here a few people on the street for you to enjoy:

    Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Clustered around the Jamaa Masjid are hundreds of little alleys, temples, shops, homes. It's the place to be when in Delhi to feel what's going on. People are packed tight, and uniformly kind.
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In the Sikh Temple volounteers prepare food to give out to the people in need, while 35°C outside make it serious work.
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And everybody seems to be business-ready, anytime:
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    For the people waiting to enter the mosque, we are the show 6302747033_2f656cfa59_b.
    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr


    Then, step forward a few days in Jaipur, time to market
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    EPL17285.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And back, out of the Palace of the Winds
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    EPL17295.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    On the road out of town they prepare for the festival
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    Road to Ajmer di alfrjw, su Flickr

    When we reach Ajmer, kids head home from school, and we head to the sanctuary.
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    Ajmer di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Evening later, in Udaipur, preparing
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    Udaipur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    and celebrating, for it's The Day
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    Udaipur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Going to Kumbhalgarh, we stop on the road and meet ladies waiting for the bus
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    Kumbhalgarh di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Here's why we often get them to smile
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    Kumbhalgarh di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then in Ghanerao, walking around, constantly drinking streams of chai and soft drinks, and meeting people
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr

    This town is moving fast, and they are proud of their young ones.
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In Jodhpur we come back from the fort, and stop for business
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    Jodhpur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Some are more proactive in selling, some less
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    Jodhpur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And in the end in Mandawa, I think that guy has never seen someone having breakfast!
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    Mandawa di alfrjw, su Flickr
     
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  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Great post Alf!
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Once again, another great story from the journal....
    Wonderful!
     
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  4. Nice

    Once again some great shots.

    You must keep very detailed notes. I would never remember all of those details.

    They also seem very comfortable with you taking pictures.
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Superb set there. What a wonderful place to take a camera!
     
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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Time well invested Alf and certainly worth the wait. A great journal entry my friend. Look forward to the whole photo book once you've posted it on Blurb or the like.
     
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  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderful pictures Alf. I've so enjoyed viewing this country through your colourful photos. I especially like the one with the dancing ladies and the one of your beloved and the girls beaming into the camera :) Thanks Alf!
     
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