I know I missed doing an 'India Inspired Pick of the Month' for April, so I'll make up for it with two from the series this month. Told ya, renewed spirits and all that ;)
I discovered how much more of my beautiful country that I need discover, on a spring evening I spent browsing through vintage Indian travel posters. Most of these were designed either during the British era or as commissions by the Indian government between the 1940s and the 80s.
Stunningly beautiful aren't they? The rich colours used here remind me of Eastman colour pictures.
Surprisingly, most of these were painted by non-Indian artists. And yet how vividly and beautifully have they captured India?
A Dal lake swim in Kashmir, Lama dancing in Darjeeling, Attending theater in Calcutta, Hiking in the Himalayas, Exploring in the Ellora caves, Ringing a temple bell in Kerala, Spinning a prayer wheel in Gaya, Tapping my feet to the drums in Puri- Done any of this? My score stands at zero :(
While I plot and plan to get my travel score up, I leave you now with the promise to come back with a Part two early next week. In my best Schwarzenegger voice, Hasta La Vista!