The theme for this week’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Structure. And as usual Cee gives us license and freedom to enjoy – who can resist that right?
Kalika Mata Temple an 8th-century temple at Chittorgarh Rajasthan India. The upper parts of the structure are more recent.
Vijaya Stambh is an imposing victory monument built in 1448 AD. Constructed of red sandstone and white marble, Vijay Stambh is nine storeys tall with a height of 37.19 meters and a base height of 3.0 meters. Another version and other details are in an earlier post.
The inner structure of a modern day cafe
Couldnt resist a quick covert snap of the innards of this bike. Not only had I never seen the inside of a bike from such close quarters but the man (whose hands are visible) was/is a fascinating character. Apparently some part for the bike wasn’t available (or too expensive) and he was trying to get it repaired through some jugaad tactics. And Steve Woz says “where’s the creativity?” Possibly he is not familiar with the Indian jugaad :- a flexible approach to problem-solving that uses limited resources in an innovative way.
And now time for my latest craze – the teak leaf. It’s massive with such well defined structure don’t you think?
Howzz that for intricate structure?
A leaf decaying but the structure, unlike for other stuff, is the last to go.
The neat structure of a handmade woven stool made of reed and rayon strings
I am, in all honesty, not a big fan of roses but this one’s near perfect structure and symmetrical asymmetry was captivating.
So which one is your favorite – or didn’t you like any?
And while moving ahead we often miss how far we have come
Isn’t that right? In fact despite our bodies aging our hearts and minds go on a retrograde journey
And even then some people don’t quite learn do they?
So now that I have your attention and seeing how interested all of you are in getting the grey cells to work here’s a little something to keep you busy 😉
Do let me know when you solve it 😀
Ever since then I’ve stopped working hard!
And adopted laziness as my top priority – err well not that I needed much persuasion.
Too close to truth isn’t it? I wonder if things would change if women started handing out rings and proposing to men? What do you think? Well I think there’s love. Love what’s that you ask? I have no answers my friend – though Winnie the Pooh does
Funny how the simplest of things escape us – like this one
Oh well much as I would love to sit here and hunt out more fun stuff the fact is I have work to do.
I tried several times – but no such luck. It was till there when I woke up several hours later. So since it can’t be put off any longer, this is it for this week. See you with more fun next week and wish you all a wonderful Holi.
Be colorful always.
A disclaimer as always none of this stuff is mine but borrowed from the internet and text forwards.
She was late. All because of the cook. And so inconsiderate of him to take the car.
The signal turned green and the surging crowd spilled on to the road.
It was just February and already so hot.
Oww her shoes hurt.
Not as much as her piercing barbed comments.
Cursing, she hurried ahead of the riff-raff.
A melodious voice rose above the traffic din. “aaaa~aaaa am the one of happy colors.”
The next winner of Voice India!
She slowed down.
A garish electric blue sweater wearing strange mismatched socks limped past her.
Not socks but a prosthetic leg.
*Main hoon khush rang Heena – a Hindi movie song.
Written for the Friday Fictioneer – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and Marie Gail Stratford for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.
A bit of a deep discussion on household matters perhaps? She seems to be giving him the push to do something…
He yields but she doesn’t seem to happy with his choice of bedding for their little one does she?
There aren’t any birds here but these were the cages for the carrier pigeons who acted as trusted couriers between kings, queens and paramours.
Birds in the walls of the palace – such long graceful necks don’t you think?
Oh look that’s a bird, no it’s a plane…darn it. But it sure does look like a bird doesn’t it? No? Well, I need to get my eyes tested. 😉
Caught this philosophical and reflective robin on the wall of an ancient temple
And this one wears a stuffed glassy expression. Perhaps it spotted his boss while playing hookey 😀
There’s Scooby and his toy penguin.
Gorgeous stunning mirror mosaic work popularly known as ‘inlay’ in India most commonly seen in Rajasthan.
And another one.
Yes that’s a bird – Garudaa divine eagle-like bird and considered to be the king of birds in Hindu (as well as Buddhist and Jain) mythology. In the bird form, Garuda is typically represented with the wings slightly open as if on the verge of flying. In part human-form, like this one, he usually an eagle-like nose, beak or legs, his eyes are open and big, and he may have either two or four hands. He is the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Lord Vishnu. Garuda and serpents (Nag) are half-brothers and yet arch enemies. And both are worshiped with individual dedicated days – Garuda Panchami and Nag Panchami. There’s a very interesting (and a bit complicated not to mention involved) story so perhaps another day another time.
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