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The Patriarchs

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by designldg

The Patriarchs

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“‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord.
Or where will my resting place be?”
(The Bible – Acts 7:49)

I met those saddhus this morning as I was walking along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
They always remind me The Patriarchs from the Bible and I wouldn’t be surprised to know that the oldest living city in the world managed to keep them frozen in time…

Haunted Evanescence

Posted in Daydreams & Reveries with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by designldg

This was shot in the bedroom that I use in the city palace of Huescapur in Uttar Aragonshal, a northern princely state of India.
When the family of the legendary Maharajah of Huescapur wanted to settle this huge mansion on the Himalayan hills they managed to rebuilt a part of a French renaissance castle there.
It is said that those rooms are never empty, they keep the soul of those who were too eager to find the location of this place which is of course not mentioned on any map.
Once or twice I managed to capture a kind of haunted evanescence which I can see sometimes in backlighting during winters.
I always feel it watching me, trying to pull me down with those long lost words whispered slowly to me.

Hunting you I can smell you alive,
I know you are still there…
(Inspired by the lyrics of “HAUNTED” by Evanescence) "Haunted Evanescence"