Saturday, August 9, 2014

Scenes From The India Of Old: Darjeeling

Here is a sampling of some lantern slides I took in the last century: As a break from the metropolitan routines of Calcutta, a few leisurely steps round the remarkable heights of Darjeeling, in the merry month of May...

The second night, there came the most gigantic thunder/lightning/rain storm I have ever beheld.
Most fitting, as Darjeeling means 'Place of the Thunderbolt'.

Indeed, it is Indra's playground!

And through it all, the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway still chugs up and down...


Darjeeling! Where tea and thunder meet...

(Enlarge first plate for lantern slide show)

(All photos ©by Brian Paul Bach, as stated)





































4 comments:

  1. Such wonderful captures! Every shot has so much in it- visually stimulating and aesthetically rich. It is amazing how you manage to effectively freeze for posterity, the essence of a locale everytime. Thank you Brian for your inimitable contribution to the world, yes indeed.
    Preeti.

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    1. Most kind of you, Preeti. Enjoy the hills!

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  2. Awesome pictures.....truly enjoyed each of them. Always been nostalgic about Darjeeling. All the best to you!

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