Monday, September 30, 2013

Different Loads

2013 India Sketch Journal Page 21 by Meera Rao

2013 India Sketch Journal July 18 by Meera Rao

Often I see men carrying a decorated shrine on their shoulders and on a pilgrimage.  They depend on the good will of shopkeepers and others for their meals as they walk toward their destination, a holy place or temple, as a personal penance.  I am not sure which deity he is carrying as the fresh flower decorations completely covered the icon. 

2013 India Sketch Journal July 17 by Meera Rao

This person was carrying a load of a different kind -- a cooking gas cylinder - to appease a different desire - that of the stomach.  It was uncanny how both had a look of determination as they walked. 


padmaja said...

Actually the shop keepers wait for these mobile shrines before their first sale everyday..nice sketches!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful sketches based on street view


Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, your comments add so much to this blog! Thank you :) I really appreciate it!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Krishna! Street scene in general is very very interesting, isn't it?

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