13/03/2008

Just starting to blog

Well I've finally got round to doing a blog - been thinking about it since last summer and now I'm here with a new way of getting down my thoughts - hoping I will be able to use this like a journal. Have been back 3 weeks now from visiting my daughter in Bangladesh and am still missing the colour, the sunshine, the atmosphere, smiling faces, the chaotic and frentic traffic and street life, smells, food - well everything really - it was so alive! I am wondering if the Western World has lost the plot? Yes there is poverty and corruption (isn't there everywhere) but there is also pride, curiousity, simplicity and spontaneaty. It was a wonderful experience and I have put my favorite photos, out of around 500 I took, on this blog - he so enjoyed having his photo taken and the woman is almost biblical!
So back to reality - this weekend I am off to the Lakes to visit my eldest daughter who has just moved there, I am taking a bottle of champagne and will do some serious walking (with camera).
Please join me and add your thoughts, comments, things you would like to see!

9 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Their faces tell it all, don't they? The camera - never leave home without it!!!!! :>)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I loved reading this great first ever post! Great photos!

Kim Mailhot said...

What incredible photos ! That experience must have been truly life-changing...as the experience of starting a blog can be, right ?
Thanks for sharing your treasures !

Jo Horswill said...

Just beautiful...

femminismo said...

Biblical, indeed! She just shines, that woman in the river washing her dishes and pots. And the man on the boat. I wish I could buy him a new pair of flip-flops. His look thin at the heel. Life at its purest. Simple, uncluttered ... how I hope they have flourished. For a first blog post, this was very, very good. - Jeanne

Jude said...

Powerful!

3rdEyeMuse said...

these photographs are both amazing, but the man with the umbrella really, really delights me soooo much!

thank you for digging deep and finding this gem!

Ginny Gaskill said...

Enjoyed your blog begining. The photos are wonderful.

Eilleen said...

Your photos are fantastic! Thank you so much for digging up this buried treasure. :)