TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
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TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
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Indian girl collecting plastic bottles

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A beautiful indian girl collecting plastic bottles for making some money after Sardar market in the square of Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India).

India is the land of contrasts. India is a beautiful country but the country with the highest population living below the poverty line. India is materially poor but spiritually rich.

India, you love it or you hate it.

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Bath time in the stepwell

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Bath time in the step well. Three men take a bath in the clean waters of the restored Toorji ka Jhalra, the famous “baori” of the blue city of Rajasthan (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India).

Stepwells or “baoris” are ponds or wells in which the water is reached by descending a set of steps to the water level. Stepwells are examples of the many types of water storage that were developed in India, mainly to cope with seasonal fluctuations in water availability. The Jodhpur Stepwell is now the unofficial local swimming pool.
 
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Gold, silver and copper rings

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An elderly man wearing gold, silver and copper rings rests in front of the Sun Temple (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India). Ancient civilizations thought that some precious metals were represented by the Sun and some known planets.

Gold expresses the radiance and splendour of Sun. Golden colour is used in rituals involving Sun God. Sun is the centre of our solar system and gold is the core of every aspect of life. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth.
 
The Moon acts as a mirror reflecting the light from the Sun and a mirror is just glass with a thin layer of Silver. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. Silver is used for protection against magic. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities. The Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions.
 
Copper is ruled by planet Venus and is mainly used for money and fertility. Venus has the lowest rotation rate and its character is passive, receptive, ready to adapt and kind. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace.
 
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Orange and red turban

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A Rajasthani man standing and wearing a bright colourful orange and red turban at Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India).

The turban basically consists of a long piece of unstitched cloth, which is wrapped around the head. Each time, the wrapping is unfolded and tied all over again. The turban used in India is usually 5 meters in length.

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Sadhu with dreadlocks

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A shadu with dreadlocks and long white beard smiles in the streets of Varanasi, also know as Benares (Uttar Pradesh, India). A sadhu is a mendicant holy person who has renounced the worldly life, practices asceticism and follows a path of spiritual discipline.

They typically live a simple lifestyle, have very few or no possessions, survive by food and drinks from leftovers that they beg for or is donated by others. Sadhus often wear simple clothing, such a saffron-coloured clothing, have their body covered with ashes from the cremation ground, have populated beards and long hair dreadlocks called “jata” in Sanskrit.

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Hindu woman wearing a bindi

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A hindu woman wearing an hypnotic bindi design with seven white dots between her eyebrows on her forehead (Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India).
 
The word “bindi” is derived from the Sanskrit word “bindu” which means “a point” or “a drop”. In Hindu religion, the bindi is often called as the third eye and it is used to ward off bad luck.
 
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Mustache and turban

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An indian man with white mustache and olive green color turban put his one-eye-sight on my camera while he get away from the tourist crowded main entrance of Taj Mahal (Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India).
 
Traditionally, the mustache has been considered as a sign of strength, courage, masculinity and virility. Turban is a status symbol, fashionable and common item of clothing in the indian culture.
 
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