An Endless (Mughal) Love

Time never diminished the love between the emperor and his wife. Arguably the world’s most beautiful and love-inspired building, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his 3rd wife who died during the birth of their 14th … Continued

Wedding Glow and A Child’s Storied Eyes

We’re going to try something new this week – and I hope everyone enjoys the changes. (Hint: Click on the first image below after you’re finished reading.) I’m drawn to eyes, and their expressiveness. They harbor secrets or reveal inner … Continued

Winds of Change Blow Through Rajasthan

Hot desert winds spit across the Thar Desert blowing change through the desiccated landscape. Dunes shift and reform, parched trees flutter and time, always adrift, heralds change in the Rajasthani way of life. Hundreds of years ago, when funeral pyre’s … Continued

Holy Rats and other Desert Surprises

Scalding winds burn through the Thar desert, the empty, hostile land of Rajasthan, India’s largest state known as the Land of Kings. It’s a place where Sikh maharajas with handlebar moustaches lived in desert fortresses to defeat raiders and protect … Continued

A Tease for the New Year

I’ve been posting lots of great images from South Asia lately but the library’s huge and in the coming weeks and months I’ll be posting images from many other countries and continents – South America, Central America (North America) and … Continued