India from Slides prt21: In Kerala

The Rhythm of the Roofs

The Rhythm of the Roofs | digitized from slide

One day I went to Kerala with Padma to visit her parents. It took us a nightride in a bus, and a trainride in the morning. The seats in the bus were made of steel and wood. Normally I like sober, straight designs, but during the night; when we drove down a mountain on a hardly paved road, it wasn’t that comfortable for the back and the bottom. Some people even managed to sleep!
In Trichur we visited a traditional Kathakali performance. It ‘is a stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion‘ (thank you WiKi). I didn’t understand much of it; but it was an impressive performance.

Kerala Style

Kerala Style | digitized from slide

Strength

Strength | digitized from slide

With Father

With Father | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt1

Kathakali prt1 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt2

Kathakali prt2 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt3

Kathakali prt3 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt4

Kathakali prt4 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt5

Kathakali prt5 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt6

Kathakali prt6 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt7

Kathakali prt7 | digitized from slide

Kathakali prt8

Kathakali prt8 | digitized from slide

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2 comments
  1. Malin H said:

    I say: “The seats in the bus were made of steel and wood”… Omg. šŸ˜‰

    Thank you for sharing wonderful images, my friend.
    And… have a really nice evening.

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