Alert: These photos from Manali might act as a spoiler for the Manali that I saw. I never thought I would love this place as much as I do now, for almost everyone I know has been here and has complained of the growing crowd that it sees. Well, that can happen to any beautiful place. But that cannot ruin a place, right?
“Behind the waterfall of love, you’ll find me, hiding in a barrel.”
Isn’t that the scariest thing of all, running away from anything that says love? People, friends, pets, houses, a regular life – everything that takes you anywhere near love.
Hiding in a barrel is, of course, the easy way out for you’re never vulnerable, sure that nobody would ever see you broken like the many streams of a waterfall. I run away too. And I’m sure a lot of us do, run and hide in our barrel of certainties.
Light bulbs coming alive with a twinkle, mountain breeze (oh I cannot stop mentioning mountains) swaying the trees, bunches of friends chatting over in the roads, guitarists hitting some chords and the revelry that often continues till midnight – this and everything about life makes for Street Photography.
If you’ve ever wondered what makes the Kerala backwaters so gorgeous, other than the picture postcard-like landscapes, it’s the people. Most of the boatmen live by the sides of the backwaters, often opening their houses (also kitchens!) to tourists.