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The Canvas of Eternity

Posted in Corporeality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

The Canvas of Eternity

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“You will see your life for what it really is: a small blip on the canvas of eternity.
And you will come to see clearly who you are and the ultimate purpose of your life.”
“Which is?”
“To serve, of course.”
(From “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma)

This is a picture of Anand’s brother who is a ship carpenter along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Like his father his work is to fabricate, assemble, install and repair wooden boats which will never leave the shores of the Eternal city.

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Along the Silk Route

Posted in Ladakh, the "land of high passes" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by designldg

Along the Silk Route

 

This was shot at sunset from the main door of the ancient palace in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Himalayan hills.
This palace was modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa (Tibet) and is the highest building in the world of his own times.

Leh has for centuries been an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China. 
The main goods carried were salt, grain, pashm or cashmere wool, charas (cannabis resin) from the Tarim Basin, indigo, silk yarn and Banaras brocade.

In an Inspirational Mood

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by designldg

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The creative process takes so many ways.
Sometimes inspiration is simply in front of my eyes, I just need to walk in the city and find an idea or a new concept from a small detail.
I saw this pattern on the door of an old house nearby Aurangzeb’s mosque in Kashi, the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras).
Photography allows me to learn to look at things, my mind keeps being busy, this detail could become a throw with an embroidery and pipings…
It is this mental and social process which involves the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts that makes the training of the conception of creativness.
It is also an interpretation of the past or of what was done before and it often happens accidentally with serendipity…

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