"A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask."
Susan Sontag (1933- ); in New York Review of Books 23June, 1977
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Bhutta-Flakes by the Beach
"Bhutta Flakes" The vendors use a machine with a cog-wheel to roll the 'bhutta' in a way to bake it lovely-ly [forget the grammar]. This young boy actually kept rolling the wheel for I was going on taking snaps to get the best shot. I do not know what had happened to THAT 'bhutta' and who the UNLUCKY customer was. But, nonetheless, a lovely moment!! Thank you bhai and behen-ji!!
Very few insects are perhaps more beautiful than the
butterflies. The wings with all their colourful patterns do cast a magical
spell on the eyes that see them. When the early-morning dews cling to them they
look colourfully decked in exquisite pearls, and who can then fail to look at
them admiringly? File size: 3.30mb