art by Jj

these are all pictures from my first trip to India. if you enjoy, share your thoughts on the intangible cat guestbook.

 

 

 

the evolution of contemplation

what do you see?

 

 

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an abandoned bungalow

These photos are from one of my favorite afternoons. Mike, Annie, Alli and I enjoyed fanta floats, hammocks, abandoned houses and the richest sunset I've ever seen (mike has my pictures...). Annie let me borrow her old school SLR camera for these pictures. I'm not sure how this mirror picture happened. I didn't really orchestrate it, just realized it was waiting.

on the mend

 

 

curiosity

 

 

between rains

 

 

where the dust settles

 

 

blue streak

 

 

sunset waves

Ajanta

These pictures are from a complex of Buddhist caves in India. They are carved into ancient lava flows. Some were temples, some were monasteries. But the inviting beauty of Ajanta begins with its contemplative surroundings. What I couldn't capture with my camera was the depth looking down from the bluff above the caves. Here, I felt so calm as birds flew ever so slowly, smoothly into the depths. I loved the caves themselves because Mike and I sang inside them, and they sang back to us.

natural monastery #1

 

 

natural monastery #2

 

 

natural monastery #3

all images 2000-2005 jj gregg/photo mazurka

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