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The Head, the Eye and the Heart

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“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photographe, 1908–2004)

This picture was shot in All Saints Cathedral of Allahabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
It was at the end of the Sunday Mass, this family came close to the marble altar in order to get Absolution from the priest.

The building is considered as one of the finest Anglican Cathedral in Asia, it was built in 13th century Gothic style, and was consecrated in 1887.

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With a Driver and a Witness

Posted in Wings of the Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2011 by designldg

With a Driver and a Witness

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“And every soul comes, with it a driver and a witness”
(Quran – Surah 50:21)

Those ladies came to enjoy the freshness of the Ganges with their children at the end of a Sunday afternoon, it was in May when the heat becomes almost unbearable in Varanasi (Benaras).
They were carrying a real happiness, enjoying simple things like a summer breeze which is certainlty the real meaning of well-being…
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“Alors chaque âme viendra accompagnée d’un conducteur et d’un témoin”
(Coran – Sourate 50:21)

Ces femmes sont venues profiter de la fraîcheur du Gange avec leurs enfants en fin d’après-midi d’un jour de mai lorsque la température devient presque insupportable à Varanasi (Benares).
Elles semblaient être heureuses, savourant des choses simples comme une brise estivale ce qui est certainement le vrai sens du bonheur….

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Heaven’s Lieutenants

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2010 by designldg

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.”
(William Shakespeare – English poet and playwrighter ,1564 -1616)

This family lives in a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva nearby Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
This amazing place has a shrine sculpted with many musician angels, it is facing the holy waters of the Ganges and the atmosphere there is full of mystery.
I know them since a few years, at the beginning the father who is the priest there didn’t allow me to take any picture but things have changed now and they ask me a few shots of the whole family who enjoy to pose.
On this shot the parents are standing with their twin sons while the grandmother stays in the background.
That day I came to pick up a sandal paste that he prepared for me, he usually applies it on my forehead and I realized that it removes headaches very easily.