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DP weekly photo challenge: landscape

Early in 2013 we spent a month touring India, most of the time in Rajasthan. The section of the journey between Udaipur and the Kumbalgarh fortress and thence to Ranakpur was the most special for me, for here we passed through a land that time seemed to have forgotten. Water was drawn up from wells by oxen and women collected  and carried water in pots that they carried on their heads. We passed arid hills covered with thorn bushes, lowland areas in the river valleys bright green with early crops and here and there splashes of colour from the saris of the women working in the fields.

 

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DP photo challenge: cover art

If you were to design a cover for a book, a magazine or a music album cover, what would you choose? one of your own photos or maybe one of your digital creations? Would you feature as its author? These and many more questions were put to us by the Daily Post.

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This would be the cover of my (yet-to-be-written) book about our visit to Rajasthan last year

Travel theme: through

Ailsa asked for photos depicting ‘through’ for this week’s challenge. This collection might be better called ‘a journey through India’ for it afforded me plenty of opportunity to photograph views through doors, windows, arches, etc.:

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Jaisalmer palace

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Jodhpur fort nursery

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Jodhpur fort

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Jodhpur fort entrance

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Jodhpur doorway

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Jodhpur

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Ranakpur Jain temple

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Taj Mahal

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Amritsar golden temple

a word a week challenge: mountain

Once a week Skinnywench’s dictionary falls open at a word. The word this week is MOUNTAIN

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Mount Batur in Bali

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Mount Agung in Bali

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mountains around St Ours in south eastern France near the Italian border

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Swiss mountain scenery

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mountain pastures

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Switzerland, Lake Maloja

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McLeodanj, home to the Dalai Lama in exile in northern India

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the Dalai Lama’s monastery is right in the centre of the photo with what looks like tents on the top of it

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mountain scenery in the Himanchal, India

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en route to Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan

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views from the top of Kumbalgarh fort

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flying from the UK to Turkey over snow covered mountains

You can climb some more (virtual) mountains here

a word a week: music

Sue’s “A word a week” challenge this week was MUSIC

Music to watch the sun go down by. Musicians play to people who have gathered to watch the setting sun on the ghats at Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Also in Pushkar we came across this piece of graffiti depicting a modern musician (saxophonist) charming a snake
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Without musicians there would be no dancers
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and these in Sri Lanka
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we were serenaded at dinner one night by these two
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Sri Lanka holds music in such high esteem that a dancer and a musician are featured on one of its banknotes
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In the cathedral museum in Pisa there are a number of beautifully illuminated music manuscripts
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