An elaborate fountain at Dubai Mall features a curtain of jets spraying down a side while figurines make the dive. Its beautifully created. I only wish, I had convinced myself to head downstairs and shoot it from the base up.
‘Now go tell the world, You’ve got a Philips!’ proclaims this ad mural. It reminds of yester years and boomboxes. While I was growing up, these were mostly fading. I missed the eighties mostly as I was too young to understand the gadgets of that time. However, a trip home this summer revealed my dad’s old National Panasonic boombox gathering dust. Some things must ultimately end but for now go tell the world, you’ve got a Philips.
I was in my beloved Shimla recently. Its an all-year tourist city nestled in the Shivalik hills of Himachal Pradesh, India. If you happen to go there, you will inevitably end up going to Mall Road, the delight of scores of shoppers, tourists and locals. At the beginning of the ‘Mall’, there is ‘Scandal Point’ by which you will find one of the smartest dressed tourist policeman, you’ve ever seen.
Here, Rajesh Thakur of the Himachal Tourism Police stands guard in his colorful uniform dating back to colonial times. Ask him for something, he won’t mind – unlike the police who will probably turn you away, these guys are excellent to talk to. Also note the shining silver whistle in his leather shoulder belt.
To my utter disbelief, I realized today that I had finally hit the 100 photographs mark. There are over hundred posts on this blog but only 100 of them are photographs. The rest are photoshop illustrations. I’ve had enormous support showing through the number of people who come and visit my blog regularly. Its an excellent feeling and I’m glad that people are taking a look.
The image on the left is first photography post on this blog dated September 5th, 2008 (link) while the second is the 100th photo which can be viewed by hitting the arrow below this post.
Thanks and lets wait until the next hundred passes by. In the meanwhile browse through some of my older photos and leave me a comment.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who’ve taken out the time to go through my blog. Having your support is an excellent feeling. To know that somewhere out there people are going through my work gives me immense pleasure.
Your support has also translated into WordPress ranking me on their ‘Blog of the Day’ Top 100 growing blogs list.
November 12th – Rank 57 : http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/growing-blogs-929/
November 17th – Rank 83 : http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/growing-blogs-934/
I would love to hear your comments. Thank you and I hope you stop by again.