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Elephant on the road

Sep 17, 2008 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

Namashtè! I just want to share these photos we took a while back. You see this man, he did not look like a beggar to me, but after all, we were strangers to the place. But our tour guide said that he collected money for the elephants, his elephants, or for the sake of the elephants, whatever it was. It was fine, we really were going for an elephant ride just for experience, which in the end, I found it so much fun. That day he had an elephant with him on the road carrying a load on its back. It was just one of those elephants we always see on the roads. What I like about this picture are his clothes and the silverware he’s carrying, and also his bag. Somehow I felt satisfied being able to capture them.

Frontier trivia of the day:

In India there are a total of 3,400 domesticated elephants owned by different groups, and 23,900 – 32,900 total elephants in the wild (eleaid.com)

Lake boating

Nov 18, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

There was a place where we could go boating in the lake. It was pretty cute. Obviously Paul knows so much about his place, even those in the remote areas, I forgot the name and even this lake’s name. But until now it is still clear in my mind the whole place, the store, the dining place oh well, and the gate. It was a good experience though. And I really appreciate Paul’s service.

Frontier trivia of the day:

The huge and growing population is the fundamental social, economic, and environmental problem.

Smile

Nov 15, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

A girl or a boy? One of the street children asking for alms while we were heading back to the hotel where we were staying. It was a genuine smile, pure joy and that is priceless. It is indeed amazing and equally hurting to see them so happy despite the poverty.

Frontier trivia the day:

tap water is not potable throughout the country of India; huge and growing population is overstraining the natural resources.

Apartment array

Oct 15, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

I see this as cute. An array of uniform apartment buildings across the sea.

Frontier trivia the day:

for rural population in 2001 cencus, there are 381,668,992 male against 360,948,755 female. Consider the difference.

Street scene

Oct 2, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

A scene in one of our tour stops in Mumbai. Actually we would see it almost everywhere where it is allowed or accessible. Just some people enjoying their peace behind the busy Mumbai.

Frontier trivia the day:

it is projected that by 2010, India’s population would be 1,175 millions for all ages.

Hotel beach

Aug 15, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

On my second day in India I went down from the hotel to the beach that was just next to it. Hubby was at work so I was alone and I treasured the moment. You must have known that India follows China in numbers of its population, right? In 2006, there were more than 1 billion people in India, and most of it is packed in Mumbai or Bombay. In Juhu area where we were at, I would see thousands of people on this beach every afternoon. It was kind of fun though for me, for if there will be no people going there just to stroll around, it would be a lonely beach, since I just observe only one man swimming there. This was early yet so there were not much people lazing around.

Frontier trivia of the day:

India occupies 2.4% of the world’s land area and supports over 1.7% of the population.

The times in India

Aug 5, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels

Namashtè! This is the very first picture I had taken in India from the hotel where we stayed at in Mumbai 2006. It is blurry but that was the scene there. It was monsoon in June so we got a lot of rains and on this day we had rain showers. There was a water system there on the background washing the garbage toward the tan buildings when the tide is up or when it was flooding. I know it was not a very good sight to welcome me, but I was just so glad we arrived there safe and sound.

Frontier trivia of the day:

India’s population comprises approximately 1/6 of the world population. (Wiki)

Note: throughout this blog I would be citing trivia about the place I have been to, or blogging in qoutes, from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise specified.

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