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Saturday, August 05, 2006

flower garlands in a market in Bangalore

This picture loading process is going to take a lot longer than I thought. Here's a favorite. I like it because it reminds me of so much of what I saw - colorful, full of people and activity, and unexpected yet familiar too.

8 Comments:

At 5:57 AM, Blogger Maja said...

Beautiful colours!

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger babasko said...

how does it smell there?

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I won't lie to you - the general scent had traces of rotting vegetables and urine (I am such a small-town girl that seeing men pee on the street is really offputting to me, no matter the country - it freaks me out in Chicago too), but mostly it smelled like those giant baskets of flowers. It was amazing.

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flowers are so much a part of daily lives, more so in South India. From decorating hair to offerings to God, these flowers are sold to temples, marriage functions and households everyday.

My mother in Blore 'subscribes' to flowers everyday, we get it delivered at home for offering to the God. Btw, all hindu families have small shrines in their homes to offer daily prayers.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Oh how lovely....to have flowers come to your home every day. We no longer have a local florist where I live...Maybe I need to schedule a flower stop for a rose or two once a week on the way home from work. It's easy to see why the gods love flowers.

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, there are street vendors in India who go around the streets early in the morning selling these flowers, vegetables, fruits, milk etc. This photo is taken at KR market?? ..which probably is the most crowded & dirtiest place in Blore, mainly because sellers/farmers from all the surrounding villages gather here every day bringing in their grown vegetables, fruits and other items, and there is no frequent garbage collection. Whenever we kids used to yell or dirty our homes ..mom used to yell.."dont make this house a city market" :)

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I wish I remembered the name of the market - our tour guide said it had been built by the city government to be the vegetable market but they forgot to put in adequate drainage. Oopsy! I love your mom's expression - I need to keep that in mind about my own house.

 
At 10:50 PM, Anonymous michael said...

where have you stored all your pics, beth?

 

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