More Gujarat images

20140131-230520.jpg First of many geography lessons. Followed by a sign at the Somnath Temple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnath
located on the shore of the Arabian Sea that read:
A far light stretching
Without obstruction
Up to the South Pole over
The end of the ocean.

We were treated to viewings of fabulous heirloom and antique textiles in private collections as well as artisan-made treasures waiting to become heirlooms:

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Artist’s hands at work:

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Village scenes and welcoming faces:

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Crazy architecture:

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But in fact we were just some westerners in search of alternative modes of transportation:

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Or interested in local wildlife:

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Or simply color:

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Photos From the Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society

Those of you who followed this blog will probably remember our friend Mary Ann and her connection to India, to Hyderabad and specifically to the Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society – the orphanage where she volunteered. I wrote about her in an earlier post called Our Friend Mary Ann. In addition there are two posts about the Home and our visit: Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society and Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society Post Continued.
I’ve begun to process over three hundred portraits I took of the children along with photos that I hope will paint a picture of the Home for people who haven’t seen it in person. Here are a few – starting with a picture of the room that the Home made for Mary Ann. When we visited it had been preserved as a shrine in her memory. Below that are pictures of morning prayers and finally of some of the children.

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