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Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves

January 14, 2014  -  Festivals, World

Continuing on photo series on the Thaipusam festival which is coming up on the 17th of January in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here are more photos from when I attended the festival in 2012.

Young ladies carry pots of milk as offerings to the central shrine located in the massive limestone cave

Young ladies carry pots of milk as offerings to the central shrine located in the massive limestone cave

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Thaipusam Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

January 13, 2014  -  Festivals, World

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that is held each year during the full moon in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar – Thai – falling from mid-January to mid-February in the Gregorian calendar. This year Thaipusam will take place on Friday, the 17th of January which is coming up in a few days. The best place to experience the Thaipusam festival is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

At this spectacular festival, which sees about 1.5 million people attend, pilgrims pierce themselves as part of a spiritual discipline. The miracle is there is no blood or hole from these piercings. Definitely put it on your list of festivals to attend.

Over the next few days I’ll share photos from the Thaipusam festival which I attended in 2012. Enjoy!

Pilgrims bathe by the river before beginning their journey up the caves. unfortunately many of them are not too conscious of the environment leaving piles of plastic everywhere and in the river as well.

Pilgrims bathe by the river before beginning their journey up the caves. Unfortunately many of them are not too conscious of the environment leaving piles of plastic everywhere and in the river as well.

A pilgrim showers by the river before embarking on his journey.

A pilgrim showers by the river before embarking on his journey.

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Thousands of people make their way up the stairs at the famed Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.

Thousands of people make their way up the stairs at the famed Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.

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Portrait of a Camel Driver, Rajasthan, India

January 12, 2014  -  Men, People

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Great That Desert, Rajasthan, India

A camel driver that I photographed in the Great Thar Desert in western Rajasthan, India. The desert is a great place to spend the night sleeping under the stars. Absolutely quiet except for nature and as many stars as you wish to see.

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Lady with a Basket, Bali, Indonesia

January 3, 2014  -  Women

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Bali, Indonesia

A morning scene at a market place in Ubud, Bali. This photo was taken in 2007. In a space of 7 years Ubud has changed from a picturesque Balinese village to a bustling tourist town with endless rows of shops selling the same thing. I missed the old Ubud during my recent visit there in September 2013.

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The Pot Maker of Chandelao, Rajasthan

January 2, 2014  -  Cities, Towns & Villages, Men

The lighting in the morning was perfect for the shot. The sun was rising and lending a soft light into this somewhat dark room - enough to light up the potter and his work behind him.

The Potter.

The lighting in the morning was perfect for the shot. The sun was rising and lending a soft light into this somewhat dark room – enough to light up the potter and his beautiful work behind him. The room was extremely tidy for a workshop and the finished pots meticulously arranged, each made so beautifully. This was photographed about a 45 minutes drive away from the town of Chandelao. It’s not even a village but a few houses out in the desert where this potter and his family lived. Chandelao is a village 90 minutes east of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

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