Goode-bye India

Today was the last day of our 80 weeks adventure as we fly out of India and head back to Switzerland. We can't believe it...
Today was the last day of our 80 weeks adventure as we fly out of India and head back to Switzerland. We can't believe it is over, happy and sad at the same time. Yet, I'll keep our concluding thoughts and feelings for the coming days. For now, time to get ready for the long trip back home. A lonesome cowboy, birds flying away by the Gateway of India monument. A good metaphor for the end of this trip.  (click on picture for high res)     Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph

Dreams of sea

While fishermen mend their nets and get ready for the next catch, kids dream of future adventures at sea. (click on pictures for high res)...
While fishermen mend their nets and get ready for the next catch, kids dream of future adventures at sea. (click on pictures for high res) All picture taken with Leica M9 and 35mm Lux Asph

The gateway of India

The gateway of India is a large Arch that was built to welcome Queen Mary and King George V as they landed in India back...
The gateway of India is a large Arch that was built to welcome Queen Mary and King George V as they landed in India back in 1911. Nowadays it has become the most iconic monument of Mumbai. Evidently, British ships are nowhere to be seen in the horizon anymore. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures with Leica M9 and 35mm Lux Asph.

A new fisherman is born

They live on the beach by their boats. Virtual walls of their houses are drawn in the sand. The roofs are made of a blue...
They live on the beach by their boats. Virtual walls of their houses are drawn in the sand. The roofs are made of a blue sky. A little apart, the surreal sight of a cradle swung by a mother. Mumbai's high rises stand proudly in the background.  A new fisherman is born. (click on pictures for high res)   Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph

All about Mumbai

No, Mumbai isn't the name of this little girl walking on the beach this afternoon, but the Indian translation of one of the world's most...
No, Mumbai isn't the name of this little girl walking on the beach this afternoon, but the Indian translation of one of the world's most populated city, that is Bombay. 18 millions inhabitants and a great setting for street photography for our trip's last stage. (click on picture for high res)

Sundays and the kids on the block

Sunday is the best and worse day of the week for a street photographer in India. Best because everybody's home and residential neighbourhoods are full...
Sunday is the best and worse day of the week for a street photographer in India. Best because everybody's home and residential neighbourhoods are full of life. Worse because kids are here in mass. Impossible to walk around with a camera without having a pack following you to have their picture taken. And when you finally raise the camera, they all run and push each other to make sure they are in the frame. I almost find myself saying : "Hey kids, I am using a 35mm, you'll all going to fit".  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures...

After the rain, the contrast

Well, the sun did escape from the monsoon today. Suddenly, Cochin becomes another playground. Bright colors and harsh sun. Well come to the land of...
Well, the sun did escape from the monsoon today. Suddenly, Cochin becomes another playground. Bright colors and harsh sun. Well come to the land of contrast.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures with Leica M9 and 35mm Lux Asph

While men are at work

I enjoy to walk in the popular neighbourhoods of India's cities. Though quite humble, people are always all smiles. Evidently, lot's of kids come around...
I enjoy to walk in the popular neighbourhoods of India's cities. Though quite humble, people are always all smiles. Evidently, lot's of kids come around you and old women peep through the doors and windows. As for men, many work in the fishing industry, and just eagerly wait to get home for some rest.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures withe Leica M9 and 35mm Lux Asph

A ferry between twin cities

A ferry connects the ex-portuguese colony to its twin city of Ernakalum. The wait is never long, the journey refreshing. (click on pictures for high...
A ferry connects the ex-portuguese colony to its twin city of Ernakalum. The wait is never long, the journey refreshing. (click on pictures for high res)

Deep in the backwaters

The backwaters are a series of lakes and lagoons that border the Arabian Sea Coast of India. We therefore elected to go on a one...
The backwaters are a series of lakes and lagoons that border the Arabian Sea Coast of India. We therefore elected to go on a one day cruise on a converted grain barge. The engine is as powerful as a lawn mower yet the slow ride let's us admire the scenery. A stop in a little village allows us to see men climbing trees, though some of them almost look like they came out straight from a B series. In the afternoon, a little boat takes us on a journey through tiny canals in a jungle like atmosphere. The captain carefully...