The final leg of the trip – Bombay / Mumbai. I’ve never much enjoyed the Indian cities I’ve visited on previous trips; New Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra. They’re polluted, noisy chaotic places, but I loved Mumbai. The architectural remnants of … Continue reading
After the tranquil joys of Kerala we caught a night train from Aluva up to Goa. Because we had left ticket booking to the last minute the train berth’s were 3rd class, and aisle, still it makes the destination all … Continue reading
From Fort Kochi we got a taxi north to a charming homestay near the town of North Paravur. Rather than doing an extended trip on a houseboat, we opted for a shorter half day ride in a narrow boat. Although … Continue reading
I got up early and spent the morning exploring Fort Kochi as the sun slowly rose above the low rise buildings. Kids playing cricket while the temperatures were low, fresh fish on sale at the market, fishermen working the distinctive ‘Chinese nets’, richshaws spluttering around the tranquil streets.
I stopped for two nights in Chandigarh to break up the journey between Amritsar and New Delhi. Chandigarh is a unique Indian city because it was designed by the famous French architect ‘Le Corbusier’ and is neatly laid out in … Continue reading
Since 1959 the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers have carried out a flag lowering ceremony to mark the end of each day when the border gate between the two countries slams shut. Guards both from both countries … Continue reading
After covering the Holi festival in Mathura I caught a train to Delhi (an bour late as is usual in India), and flew north to Amritsar, famous for the Golden Temple and the Wagha border ceremony. The light was soft … Continue reading
After four days in Mathura covering the first days of Holi I took a bus down to Agra. I’ve been before but with it only 50km away it was hard to resist shooting the Taj Mahal again with fresh eyes; … Continue reading
Aside from photographing the Holi celebrations in Mathura, I also spent time making portraits of the shopkeepers I came across during my walks around the city. Here are a few of my favourite images..