119 thoughts on “The Thing About Walls …”

    1. It is an amazing land. Just wish we could
      stay longer. Soon as the world switches to
      electric cars, the beautiful people of India
      can shake off their facemasks, and breathe
      easy. Thanks for having me, Aruna.

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      1. You have obliged me to come my India.if you know the blogger-thelonelyauthor,plz tell him about my India.most most thanks for visit my India.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ’

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      2. Oh.Jaipur is Capital of Rajsthan State from which my town is 100 km.i had studied in Rajsthan University,Jaipur.Hawa Mahal,Janter Manter,Chandersen palace,Rambagh palace and 15km far from Jaipur-Amer fort,Jaygarh Fort and many many things are able to visit.my town is Chirawa distt-Jhunjhunu near Pilani.if you come here to me then i will show you d amazing Haweliyan(residence of rich merchent,)Bawadiyaan(wells).enjoy dear!!

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      3. If only I had known, Aruna.
        We caught the midnight train from Jaipur
        to Udaipur. That, in itself, was quite a trip.
        The Monkey Temple was amazing, and
        the Wind Palace with walls of pink.
        They call Udaipur the Venice of India, but
        it is so much more. Perhaps next time, God
        willing, I’ll get to visit you in Chirawa.

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    1. I took the ‘Envy’ pic in Kathmandu, Punam.
      I’ve now worked my way down to Delhi, after
      a wonderful trek from Jaipur, aboard the
      midnight train, to Udaipur (that was a most
      interesting experience). Popped over to
      Agra for a peek at the Taj Mahal. The traffic
      situation is, to say the least, remarkable.
      And I’m now full of admiration for those
      who traverse the roads here every day.

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      1. Thanks for the clarification David. Such sights abound in Delhi!
        I am sure there are verses brewing about your visit to Nepal and India and I can’t wait to read those.
        Aha! So you have had a taste of our chaotic infamous traffic!! Don’t admire us, we created the mess ourselves! Lol

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      2. With a little help from the British.
        I’ve invented a wrap around, 360Β°
        bumper bar, made of rubber, just
        for the Indian market. I’m calling
        it the ‘Holy Cow & Bull Bars’ …
        (patent pending). I’ll send you a
        set to try out, Punam.

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      3. After more than 70 years we are still blaming the British for our ills!!
        Oh, I do look forward to the ‘Holy Cow& Bull Bars’ in my mail. Though if the current political dispensation wins, you might have to change the name, for under their rule nothing is holier than the cow!!

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    1. Thanks Ivor. I actually saw high tension power line towers standing in swamps.
      I now consider being an electrician in Nepal
      the most dangerous job in the world. I was
      told of a local boy who lost both arms when
      a cable fell on him.

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    1. Thanks Charlie. Still ramblin’…
      but now in a homeward direction,
      where my Sim card waits patiently,
      and the WiFi is true. To get a Sim in
      Nepal & India you need to produce
      your passport & answer a hundred or
      so questions, so I didn’t bother.
      Check in with you soon. Just brushing
      up with William Burroughs Jr. on how
      to contract the interstellar word virus
      . . . and live.

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    1. Thanks Chris. I had to be quick . . .
      the border guards were right on my trail.
      I got to visit several “great big beautiful
      walls”. Usually built by Moguls, trying
      to keep all they had conquered.
      Sooner or later, they all come tumbling
      down (the Mogul Rulers, that is).

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  1. WOW! These are all SO WONDERFUL!!! Man. With Your art, Your photos and Your take on the world….This one made me smile so big. Absolutely beautiful. The people. The envy sign view is brilliant! Life. Thank You for these, David. Cheers!!! πŸ™‚

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  2. You really are a great artist-photographer-poet… so multitalented. All these photos capture so well the essence of the people, their souls, their natural envirnoment, the human-made things that look like chaos like the picture with the many wires and the yellow sign saying Envy. Excellent work, David! I have an artist.writer friend who shot a beautiful picture of Paris: https://savioni.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/latin-quarter-paris-1995/

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      1. If you’ve never been
        to Montmartre, Marta,
        you should most certainly
        do so. But best to go
        in the Springtime
        when Paris is in blossom.
        Not in the Summer
        as it’s tourist peak season.
        For August is a bust,
        as many a Parisienne
        flees to the Riviera.
        And don’t forget to grace
        the DalΓ­ Espace.
        A gallery of much wonder! 😎

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      2. Love Paris and Montmartre
        and read a book by Sartre.
        Been there twice, so nice,
        and like you, appreciate DalΓ­,
        tout Γ§a a Paris, c’est trΓ¨s joli,
        also le MuseΓ© d’Orsay,
        le Louvre, le Bois de Bologne,
        le Quartier latin, la Sainte Chapelle
        and the Seine river walk.

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      3. Off course! … you live so close.
        For us Down Under, going to Europe
        can be like flying to another planet πŸ‘½
        Been twice to Spain. Can’t wait to
        get back there again. Hopefully
        a free Catalan by then😎

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      4. I think Catalonia will be a free nation in some years’ time because Spain will entirely collapse. And it will not be the only state in the world to desintegrate. I am just worried about the human costs to achieve necessary freedom, democracy and respect for human rights not just where I live, but everywhere in the world. We have to keep the different worldwide non-violent civil resistance movements like the Me Too movement, etc, Non-violence is the only way to lessen the human costs. This is very interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zymhIgWpMs

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      5. Yes, we must learn from history,
        or be condemned to repeat it.
        Perhaps the swings between tyranny
        and anarchy are fracturing under the
        the blowtorch of social media?
        All empires are forged and maintained
        through tyranny. The Tree of Liberty,
        unfortunately, needs regular watering
        . . . with the blood of martyrs.
        Freedom seems to always come at a
        very high price. Violence simply replaces
        one tyrant, with another. Non violence is
        the way … Just look at Syria.

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