Let me take this week’s theme “Mirror” literally…
I shot this photo some 7-8 years back at a really interesting place in South India, called Rameshwaram…
The place is known for it’s unique landscape, historic and mythological significance.
Being a small island there is no shortage of seashells here and the local community makes a living by selling craft items made out of it.
But the place has a tragic past, once a flourishing tourist and pilgrimage town, it was razed to ground by a devastating cyclone and the associated tidal waves in 1964. Now, no one lives here …
As a second entry to this week’s photo challenge: contrast let me share an image of a brass oil lamp lit during a traditional temple festival in Kerala, India.
Sun was brightly shining but, this lamp has to be lit to drive away all the powers of evil or ignorance during the theyyam performance.
You can have a look at my first entry for Contrast, an image from the hill top temple of Devarayanadurga here, photo-challenge-contrast-play-of-light-and-shadows
Let me share an image which, I felt, fits this week’s theme literally.
This shot was taken from Devarayanadurga, a hillock near Bangalore.
The place is really special for the beautiful temple on top of the hill and the great panoramic view of the valley.