India from Slides prt7: In the streets of Mysore

Main Street

Main Street | digitized from slide

It took me several days to get a little bit used to everything that was happening around me in those streets. In the Netherlands everything is neat arranged; secured; in line and proper. In Mysore it was a complete chaos. Every moment was a surprise. And just when I thought I’d seen it all, a couple of elephants came rushing around the corner. They were all dressed-up for a huge parade that would be performed a few days later. The elephants were out to get used to the street-noises and the people, to prevent them from panicking during the parade.

Busy on a Facade

Busy on a Facade | digitized from slide

Red Fountain

Red Fountain | digitized from slide

The Rooftree

The Rooftree | digitized from slide

Bananas on the Road

Bananas on the Road | digitized from slide

Empty Trio

Empty Trio | digitized from slide

I'm waiting for my Man

I’m waiting for my Man | digitized from slide

Holy Collage

Holy Collage | digitized from slide


Disco | digitized from slide


Ivory | digitized from slide

Elephant training for the Parade

Elephant training for the Parade | digitized from slide

  1. Interestingly, when I look at the photos, I ‘see’/feel stillness….
    I like the chosen b&w color that’s not quite black. Really brings out the photo and feel of journeys from back in the days, when there was no camera….

    • Thank you, Hanne. The old slides look ‘old’ because they are; and I enhance that a little to make them ‘memories’.

  2. You are never the same you when you return from travel abroad. You feel expanded and new. LOve the description in this.

    • Thanks, Noelle. You’re right; this was a real brainwash πŸ™‚

  3. Rondje said:

    Oooh, analoog is zo mooi, geeft ze een prachtig nostalgisch gevoel mee; precies zoals ik tussen je regels lees πŸ˜‰
    Bedankt voor die link van die (foto-) vriend van je. Volgens mij zi thij niet zo ver hiervandaan en economisch gezien zit je hier wel wat beter πŸ˜‰
    fijn weekend, Ron.

    • Dank je, Ron. Het digitaliseren van die oude dia’s is veel leuker dan ik dacht; omdat ik vooral tegen een hoop werk zat aan te hikken en niet had verwacht dat ze nog zoveel waarde konden hebben. Ook een fijn weekend!

  4. amberafrica said:

    Great photography and capture of the soul of India.

  5. You took some great slides Harrie, so redolent of time and place in so many different ways.

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