Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Kerala photos: Village paths

Images from Olavipe where shadows sleep on lonely paths






No one visible up ahead,
no one approaches
from behind.
Not a footprint on the road.
Am l alone?

By Dharmakirti a seventh century Buddhist scholar from South India.

From:

Andrew Schelling

Photos © Top: Karthiki. Others TP.

Also see: Colors - beautiful photos

Photos: Raindrops by Isaac

4 comments:

Maddy said...

you know abraham, though u may not belive this, if you go through village roads in UK, you will be reminded of these small untarred roads we have and the odd cottage by the roadside. it is part of the UK driving test to drive through rural roads as well!!

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you Maddy. Almost all my trips to UK were confined to London - you know, fly in, fly out. Once drove to Scotland but M1 (or A1) doesn't offer much sight seeing. But Scotland was beautiful.

Babu George said...

Wooow! amazed at seeing your photo collection of village paths in Kerala.

One of my research interests ever has been the question of how 'paths' get formed. Who was that 'innovator' that treaded this path first? Given that paths are rarely straight lines even when there is a plain land between two places, what are the complex creative human urges behind the formation of a particular path? How does a vague and tentative path marked out by the first mover go through the approvals and disapprovals of the rest of the society and get its final shape?

Thanks for the blog!

Abraham Tharakan said...

Babu George, it is a profound question that you have brought up - how do paths get formed? May be I would think it over and come up with a post.