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Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana by Michael Eastman

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art

Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana by Michael Eastman consists of twenty-nine, 6 x 7 1/2 ft. photographs taken by the artist in 2014. Eastman explores Havana’s changing cultural landscape in his images of the city’s architecture and lush,  by the effects of time. His large-scale photographs evoke the nostalgia and wealth of a bygone era, while shedding light on the harsh economic realities faced..

Absolutely gorgeous!!!


Buying and Selling in the World’s Bazaars, Souks, and Markets

In The Bazaars of Hyderabad
What do you sell, Oh ye merchants?
Richly your wares are displayed,
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirrors with panels of amber,
Daggers with handles of jade.

What do you weigh, Oh ye vendors?
Saffron, lentil and rice.

What do you cry, Oh fruitmen?
Citron, pomegranate and plum.

What do you make, Oh ye goldsmiths?
Wristlet and anklet and ring,
Bells for the feet of blue pigeons,
Frail as a dragon-fly’s wing,
Girdles of gold for the dancers,
Scabbards of gold for the king.
Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Known as The Nightingale of India

(via k-salam-a)


May I introduce, my new friend, cheers.

~Let’s chill in my Hippie Van~

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Chudi Bazaar, Hyderabad, South India. Photo by Rajesh_India.