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An Expression Of The Divine Wrapped in Purple

Posted in Studies & Sketches through the lens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by designldg

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“I am a, just like a peach is, just like a fish is.
I have a right to be this way…
I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to…
We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…
We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid.
It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”
(From “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker)

This is a sacred sculpture from Kolkata’s Indian Museum which has a fascinating composition.
It is located in Chowringhee on Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, known as “Jadughar”, and is one of the earliest museums established in the world and considered the largest one in the country.
Sometimes arise mysterious fluids taking different shades of colours, the purle glow leads to the path of dreams…

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We were the Leopards

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We were the Leopards

 

"We were the Leopards, the Lions, those who’ll take our place will be little jackals, hyenas; and the whole lot of us, Leopards, jackals, and sheep, we’ll all go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth." (spoken by Don Fabrizio – The Leopard) As I was walking nearby the holy waters of the Golden Temple in Amritsar (Punjab), I saw this young lady who was worshiping. She realized I was taking pictures of her, she smiled at me and gave me this amazing look that reminded me at once Claudia Cardinale in Luchino Visconti movie “The Leopard” (Il Gattopardo – 1963). She had the same grace and beauty of the Italian actress.

The echo of God on the human wall

Posted in Ethereal Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by designldg

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“Whenever we encounter the Infinite in man, however imperfectly understood, we treat it with respect.
Whether in the synagogue, the mosque, the pagoda, or the wigwam, there is a hideous aspect which we execrate and a sublime aspect which we venerate.
So great a subject for spiritual contemplation, such measureless dreaming — the echo of God on the human wall!”
Victor Hugo (French romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885)

I shot this picture a few hours ago as I was passing by this mosque which is located nearby Sigra in Varanasi (Benaras).
My Indian dreams have oftenly been under the influence of those bulbous domes with slender minarets and cupolas…

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Pertaining to an Ethereal World

Posted in Ethereal Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by designldg

Pertaining to an Ethereal World

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This is a view that belongs to the hypothetical upper, to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial as, ethereal space, ethereal regions.
Those places where anyone visiting Vanarasi (Benaras), “the oldest living city in the world” would easily enjoy no longer to be found.
It was shot along the Ganges from Panchganga ghat at that intangible hour characterized by lightness and insubstantiality, where nothing wants to belong to this world anymore…

“Go, heavenly guest, ethereal messenger.”
Quote by John Milton (1608–1674), English poet.

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Indian Nympheas

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by designldg

Indian Nympheas

One more picture of lotus that I have been working as a kind of tribute to the Nympheas by Claude Monet.

Water Lilies (or Nympheas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926). 
The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet’s artistic production during the last thirty years of his life.

I took this picture at the ISKCON Temple of Delhi which is located at Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar, near the East of Kailash locality. 
It is one of the 40 temples in India that belongs to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dedicated to Lord Krishna. 
A part of the Hare Krishna Movement started by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the devotees and followers of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult built this temple in 1998 to disseminate the message of the Bhagwad Gita.