Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

A few scenes from my village 4

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 27 July 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Temple for a Goddess ( Mariamman) in the village with the pond, which unfortunately has been annexed by water hyacinth. Till last year, this pond showed only water and lotuses and water lilies. The women used to come to the pond early in the morning to have their bath here . With most of the children moving out to the cities and many becoming NRIs, the homes in the villages have become modern. Jazzy Bathrooms and overhead tanks with water have invaded the homes.You can see even solar heating here !!! Also, the residents are geting old and the kids don't ant them to venture to the pond to take their baths. Ah!! Modern living brings a lot of luxury and comfort..but physical activities have reduced and sugar levels and B P have increased!!! I could even sight a few slim women become plump:)))

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 125 19 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

27 Jul 2014 5:46am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)))

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Beautiful photo.

27 Jul 2014 6:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful colors & lighting!

27 Jul 2014 8:49am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent description accompanying a delicious picture! Best, Adela

27 Jul 2014 9:18am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela Hugs:)))))

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful Amman temple in a lovely lush green surroundings.
Wonderful composition. And an interesting narration, Devi.
Thank you. :)

27 Jul 2014 10:32am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :))))))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely temple. Too bad about the pond.

28 Jul 2014 2:18am

Langevine from Angers, France


28 Jul 2014 7:29am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

the trappings of modern life!!!

28 Jul 2014 10:24am

@Jules: Yes...the trappings..some good and some not so good:)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

It seems this is happening absolutely everywhere. Love the commentary Devi

28 Jul 2014 11:12am

@Helen: Yes Helen...With manual labour reduced and luxury of comforts on the rise...Gyms are proliferating too!!!

Oiva from Turku, Finland


Happy day ,my good friend1

29 Jul 2014 7:11am

helys from Paris, France

Wonderful scenery
Great colors

31 Jul 2014 6:12am

1/250 second
ISO 125
19 mm