there are moments in life, where you return to being a 1st year typography design student and photograph signs wherever you go... // #myseattlebreak
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Woman in Ghoonghat [veil] at a jharokha, Jaipur, Rajasthan
A ghoonghat is a headcovering or a headscarf that is worn by some married Hindu, Jain and Sikh women to cover their heads, and often it covers their faces too. The loose end of a sari is pulled over the head and face to act as a ghunghat. A dupatta (a long scarf) is also used as a ghungat.
Ghoonghat was never sanctioned in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism but some sections of the society from the 1st century B.C. advocated the use of the veil for married women. It has been both romanticized and criticized in religious and folk literature. .
Women were not allowed to be seen, especially in public and #jharokha , or an overhanging enclosed balcony was used in the architecture of Rajasthan which allowed women to see outside without being seen themselves.
Quite common among all women of Rajasthan, today, the facial veiling by Hindu women as part of everyday attire is now is dwindling. The veil is slowly receeding from being pulled all the way down to the chin to covering just the head, as a mark of liberation of women. The closer to urbanisation you are, the lesser the part of heads are covered.
To me this picture I took at #Hawamahal#Jaipur was symbolic of women’s slow movement of coming out. From being hidden. From behind jharokhas. And, veils.
Campervan dinners ✨ ~ who says they can't be exotic? even when you only have the basics in the cupboard...
A red vegie curry🌶️, over brown rice with a mandarin + tomato salad 🍊🍅 ~ shared over a bottle of wine on a park bench watching the sunset.
Hands down... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most magical places we’ve ever explored! Every place we stopped was better than the last and the mountain stream meandering alongside the drive was spectacular. The drive alone made the BRP a quick distant memory with so much more to see and do IMO and less crowds. We MUST come back again when we have more time to explore all of it’s amazing treasures. .
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This captures my 2019 Italian summer, just enjoying seeing them in this place overlooking this view, fills my heart.
We didn’t do any elaborate exploring, we just stayed in my little city and went to visit friends and families. Just the ordinary things of life, they got to meet a part of my life story. On Sunday we went to my Ghanaian Pentecostal church, the loudness of the music was a shock for them. They got to experience for the first time that some churches sing loud to celebrate and worship Jesus. They managed to push through the service. After church we visited my uncle and his family. They got to drink Coca Cola for the first time and in general drank more pop and ice tea than they will ever drink in a year.
Today visiting my friend Anna @baronetta83, made their day. They went into the hot tub, though it was still very cold. My daughter liked the idea of spending time with my friend’s dog and exploring the vegetation. My little boy got to skateboard, making his long dream come true. He got some bruises still, during bedtime he asked me “Can you buy me a skateboard?” Finally the answer was “Yes, when we go back to Exmouth I’ll buy you one.”
I’m so happy about doing this solo trip back to my town in Italy to show them a bit of my life story.
Saigon really doesn’t have much to offer in regards to sights but it’s the special nuisances of being able to just be in the moment & be an observer of everybody/everything passing by, usually accompanied by a cold cafe sua da & tra da. #tbt
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The Observation Wheel on a stormy day in HK.
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One more from Victoria Harbour featuring some colourful vessels. 8pm is the light show & despite cursing the clouds during the day. The clouds were making the city lights extra special that night.
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There’s always time for the Star Ferry to cross the Victoria Harbour & see HK Island light up.
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Kids playing on the sandbank.
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Sao Beach on the quieter side. Maybe because it’s low season, it did not seem as dire as others have commented on the current state of this beach. White sandy beach > golden sandy beach.
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The obligatory swing for the full aesthetics of the perfect beach life.
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Sao Beach, it’s a lot busier but I think it’s still the jewel of Phu Quoc.
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It was a cotton candy kind of pink skies today.
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Coconut trees makes any island look so dreamy.
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Hopped on the plane to spend a couple of days living the island life.
Well that last post worked 😂🙌 thank you to everyone who 'engaged' because that photo made it to the top of hashtags which meant that loads more people discovered it too! Instagram can drive content creators crazy if they let it so I try not to stress about it, but just know that any engagement from your side helps big time 😘 plus I'll be posting every day from now on so if you haven't seen a photo of mine for a while, you've probably stopped being shown them. To fix it just jump onto my profile and like a couple of shots, and then you'll see them again. Too easy!
Mumma and I stumbled across this Wed Anderson vibes hotel in Dubrovnik a couple of weeks ago, how pretty is it?!
Le lac Sorapis, définitivement mon coup de coeur des Dolomites ! ♡
Comme c’est mon amour qui a préparé tout l’itinéraire en surprise, j’ai fait la randonnée sans savoir ce qu’il y avait au bout. Quand on est arrivés je n’y croyais pas, j’ai trouvé que c’était vraiment magnifique et incroyable je ne pensais pas voir un tel endroit pendant ce voyage, si près de chez nous ! La couleur de l’eau, les montagnes, et ce rocher au milieu... ♡
Comme quoi il n’y a pas besoin d’aller à l’autre bout du monde pour découvrir des merveilles 😍