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Poetry in the city

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

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“I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung up and ready to pounce, determined to ‘trap’ life – to preserve life in the act of living.
Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photographe, 1908–2004)

This picture was shot in Kalkaji in the garden which is at the corner of the place where I stay whenever I am in Delhi.
By chance I saw this beautiful horse grazing the grass among the tropical plants and the benches and bringing poetry to the city…

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In His Splendor

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by designldg

“A horse is a thing of beauty…none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.”
(Xenophon – Greek historian, author of the Anabasis, BC 431-350)

This is a close-up of the horse which belongs to the statue composition of King George IV at Trafalgar Square in London (England).
This equestrian statue was made by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1782 –1841) who was an English sculptor of the Georgian era.
There is no PP work on this picture, it was shot with a simple back lighting.

A Symbol of Ancestral Memories

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by designldg

“The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being.”
(Paul Mellon – American philanthropist, thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder, 1907 – 1999)

Recently it was the wedding season in India, usually the groom comes to the ceremony riding a white mare while all the members of his family are dancing in the streets in front of him.
A few days ago I was walking in Sigra, a part of Varanasi (Benaras) and I saw this beautiful horse.