Tag Archives: river

washing…

Women washing just after dawn (around 6.00am) in Buddavaram. Only women wash and smaller children (boys and girls) help them. In this same spot men wash their buffalo daily and rubbish is regularly tipped into the river regularly floating by.

A little way up you can often see river snakes swimming and also brilliant green and blue kingfishers. In October it is an excellent space for spotting butterflies.

re-acclimatising…

…have a couple of days to re-acclimatise before work starts…back to my old haunt, looking for butterflies by the river…

The ladies who are always there washing clothes call me over to take photos…laughing uproariously (at me) when i do…i don’t mind.

Hindu prayer markings on tree…

Luisiana Home, one of the many houses within the orphanage campus and my home (again) too for a while…

Every afternoon after lunch, the girls sleep on mats on the floor. They sleep on mats on the floor at night too in dorms upstairs. The place is scrupulously clean, swept several times and day and passed with a mop. It’s so basic, hygiene equals civilization, without it everything breaks down, as can be seen all around us beyond the orphanage walls.  I am super lucky by the way, i get a room to myself with a bed and AC…the ultimate luxury as even now in winter it’s still hitting 30 degrees…

nebbia*…

the sun does not always shine in Biella…

carpark

industrial age woolmill on the banks of the cervo river…in the fog

the tempest

*nebbia -italian for mist/fog

super8.1…

I absolutely loved this house, it was on my way to the river and was one of the few older buildings (1920’s i think) in the area left standing. I spent a lot of time hovering outside, hoping for an invite to see inside (which generally happened a lot) but it was not to be. It was only afterwards when i downloaded it onto my computer that i noticed the figure in the doorway, i guess they thought i was a pain in the ass.

The River – again filmed using the Harinezumi video camera. Down by the river, where i went every day to photograph butterflies, the women who washed clothes there always called me over to film or photograph, and the buffaloes always got an extra thorough washing for the camera. Looking at the images, i think its impossible to date, could be from any time from the 1940’s to now.