Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Enough blue, now pink

Jaipur, in contrast to Jodhpur, is called the Pink City.  There are various theories just why the city is called the Pink City, and if you care to read them (they're all quite interesting), have a look at this link. Thisman, whom I photographed while whizzing by on a tuk-tuk, is wearing a pink turban, quite appropriately. Notice the ad behind him with a woman's face.  Some Indians prefer light skin, and although I'm not sure what this photo is advertising, I have noticed quite a few skin-lightening creams in stores.

P.S Here's a cute post I've just uploaded for the 16th, since I didn't have Internet that day....

4 comments:

Thérèse said...

Trés bien rendue la photo!

Alexa said...

You probably couldn't have gotten a better portrait if you'd been standing stock still and this man had been paid to pose for you! He has such a great face and lovely long fingers—and that bright-pink turban . . .

Lily Hydrangea said...

we should all be this flexible! love this portrait Bibi.

Daryl said...

another wonderful street shot, you excel at these