Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mehndi (Henna) Art

As part of Indian pre-wedding ceremonies, mehndi motifs are applied on the hands and feet of prospective brides using henna. Traditionally, mehndi motifs can be extremely intricate and rituals to apply them follow ceremonial customs. The motifs above were being drawn by a sidewalk artist in Delhi, India. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

A British Legacy - Victoria Memorial Hall

Standing majestic amidst beautiful gardens, the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India is a fusion of British and Mughal architecture. The park-like surroundings are very popular among young Indian couples and families.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Booksellers Market - Kolkata, India

In the Booksellers Market of Kolkata, India, books of every conceivable type stacked up to the galvanized tin ceilings, on the ground, on wooden platforms, on the counter and in every nook and cranny fill each bookseller's tiny shop.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Creative Ads - Manitou Springs, Colorado

These are creative ads of local businesses painted on benches at a park where community events are held in Manitou Springs, Colorado.