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Life Welling Worth

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

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“I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth.”
(From “Letters to a Young Poet (1934)” by Rainer Maria Rilke – Austro-German lyric poet, 1875-1926)

 

This is the Sheesh Gumbad shot from the Bara Gumbad in the Lodi Gardens in Delhi.
During summers walking in this huge park among the mosque and all the tombs of this Pashtun dynasty which ruled Northern India during the 16th century is always a moment of bliss, mostly when come the monsoon showers…
Then clouds of birds try to defeat the sudden winds in the red sky of fire and from every corner, life is welling forth…

 

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The Appearance of Things

Posted in Islam, Wings of the Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2009 by designldg

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“The appearance of things change according to the emotions,
and thus we see magic and beauty in them,
while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
(Kahlil Gibran)

A few days ago as I was leaving Humayun’s tomb, I saw this group of ladies who were standing with their children down the stairs leading to the gardens of the monument in Mughal style.
It was before sunset, I could feel a light wind, but it was still very hot.
I saw some magic and beauty in this moment that I tried to capture.

Humayun’s tomb is located in the area of Nizamuddin East in Delhi.

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Converting dreams into reality

Posted in Ethereal Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by designldg

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Last afternoon it was already very hot in Delhi, I was with some friends and we went to Humayun’s tomb which is a complex of buildings in Mughal architecture located in Nizamuddin East.
Over there we could enjoy some cool wind coming from the gardens intersected by watercourses and it was for a while something close to an Eden dream.
It is said that the architecture of the mausoleum inspired Shah Jahan for the construction of the Taj Mahal.

“Anarkali: Don’t snatch my dreams from my eyes, I’ll die.
Prince Saleem: Anarkali! I’ll convert those dreams into reality…”
from the movie “Mughal-E-Azam” (1960)

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