The Temple of Luxor-Egpyt.
“Luxor will be as interesting than Alexandria”
I made friends with a guide who opened me to
Night photography at the temples of Luxor
and Karnak was an added bonus.
So I caught the night train to Luxor.
.A pilgrimage to the place where Howard
Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen
Some say, he had already discovered the
tomb earlier, but only declared it when his
contract was to end, so that it would be
renewed. (lessons for us all)
I usually travel alone (physically).
Remembered Tagore’s great composition
chal akelaa, chal akelaa, chal akelaa
teraa melaa peechhe chhootaa raahee
hajaaro meel lanbe raasate, tuz ko bulaate
yahaa dukhade sahane ke waasate tuz ko bulaate
hai kaun saa wo insaan yahaa par jisane
dukh naa zelaa
teraa koee saath naa de to, too khud se
pareet jod le
bichhaunaa dharatee ko kar ke, are aakaash
yahaa pooraa khel abhee jeewan kaa toone
kahaa hain khelaa
Go on alone,go on alone
Your fairs remain behind , traveler go on alone.
Roads which are thousands of miles long,
They call you to listen to their tales of
triumph and tragedy
Which is that human who has not met grief.
If no one accompanies you, make friends with
Make the earth your bed, the sky your blanket
The full game of life, you have not played yet.
Traveler…Go on alone, go on alone
However, one is rarely alone on these journeys.
If you see, there are always many
illustrious travelers who have traveled
these paths before. One has just to look.
Maxime Du camp-Triumph of Photography
One of the pioneers of photography was
Maxime Du Camp-
(Born-Paris-1822 died Baden Baden(Germany)- 1894)
Du Camp’s special mission was to document
certain sites in Egypt and the Near East.
His photographs have figured constantly
in the history of the medium as symbolizing
the triumph of photography.
Traditionally the medium has been associated
with transient moments, whereas art proper
has kept company with eternity.
So, one is never alone in these travels.
In fact I prefer to not have company which
can be a bit toxic at times.
That way, traveling alone, one can be one
with the Vibrations which are much more
profound and lasting.
Chal Akela..Chal Akela…Traveler..go on alone..