Fort Kochi – Kerala, India

– Instantly Inspiring India –
– So much to see every step of the way –
– My Eyes Are Full –

We flew in and out of Cochin Airport so we began and ended our trip in Fort Kochi, which was my favourite area I think. Kochi is more vibrant, interesting and exciting than Varkala (which was an easy tourist beach spot) and Alleppey (which is a jump off point for houseboat trips).

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The Chinese Fishing Nets were a wonderful sight, each with it’s own dock to walk out onto them and it was brilliant to watch the groups of fishermen lifting them out of the water.

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We took a sunset walk along the beach, which was full of rubbish and debris, something these photos cleverly overlook, as well as the fact that the seaside was a bustling place to be at this time in the evening! However, in a lull between passersby, I spotted these empty benches, they looked quite lonely, positioned facing out to sea, with only each other for company.

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I photographed a lot of windows and doorways while in India and I think they make interesting photos, this one is completely unedited, it looked great as it was. I love the mustard paint and the dirt from the street slowly creeping up and spreading onto the beautiful colour of the wall.

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The old junk shops parallel to the water, were warrens of delights. The had allsorts on sale…beautiful copper ornaments, old fashioned cameras, glass lanterns, ceramic doorknob, carved wooden figures, old fashioned compasses, ornate lampshades, religious relics…there was so much to look at, such beautiful gifts to buy. These shops spralled along the roadways, with shopkeepers beckoning you inside and happily explaining what each object was or did or the history behind it.

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This photo is one of my favourites and I’m really pleased with it. I was lagging behind taking photos, while Adam walked ahead. I looked up to see where he was and visualised a perfect shot of him walking ahead. It looks better than I could have imagined and depicts a very casual stroll along the roadside, perfectly summing up our attitude to exploring Kochi.

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2 Responses to Fort Kochi – Kerala, India

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good pics and scribbles, Nao! I particularly like the window shot – that wonderfully coloured paint and, as you say, the dirt creeping up the wall. Good stuff! notTHINman xxx

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