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Monthly Archives: August 2010

My good friend William and I studied Architecture in university together. We both got jobs in London after our degrees. This was taken when Will and I met up for a meal at Wagamamas, what he is so passionately devouring is a mixed seafood soup that comes with noodles.

Picture of some good friends of mine from work, on top of Carfax tower in Oxford. Please read related full post here.

Sunrise at the castle at Tynemouth, taken one cold Ramadan immediately after pre-dawn meals in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Taken from inside one of the capsules of the London eye.

One of the Oxford University Colleges, can’t remember which – but this was a sort of a courtyard where ancient schools like School of Astronomy, School of Philosophy, etc were situated. The names don’t sound ancient but they had some ancient (almost obsolete) subject name boards – ancient (well relatively) because they were all written in latin.

Tower of Magdalen College, Oxford.

Well not really – a picture of puppets and puppeteers. One of my favourite photos from Oxford, an image of puppets being sold in a wayside puppet cart. Ideally the word used for the people peering at me through the puppets would be puppet sellers or vendors, but I guess one can’t be a puppet vendor without being a puppeteer of some sort. Have a great week all!

These are some of my favourite photographs that I’ve taken of little girls. This was taken when I accompanied my father in one of his site visits to Puttalam. These girls may have been refugees or may have been not, but they surely must have something to do with the social dynamics associated with the refugee camps in Puttalam. As is evident from the thatched houses in the background, these girls hail from a poor economic standard and clearly it was reason for them to be curious when some people ‘from Colombo’ came to the vicinity of their humble home in an SUV, something not often seen in the rugged terrains of some parts of the refugee camps .

Their initial emotions were very much a blend of apprehension, curiosity or even a fear of some sort in seeing these foreigners, by foreigners I mean foreigners to their locality. Later on I managed to chat with them in Tamil, tried to make them comfortable speaking to me and distanced myself from any stereotype they may have had of me and then the floodgates opened! They were very extrovert once they knew I spoke their language and were indeed very playful. I like to think the image below reflects that, even though the sharp little one in red still seems to have some reservations about me.

180 deg panoramic image of St John’s College, University of Oxford. Best viewed large, view large version here.