"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware." Henry Miller

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    Young bride (third to the right) having fun in the Bay of Bengal with her new family. She was beautiful. We talked for a while. I vividly remember how the rich fragrance of the Jasmine flowers, these woman had pinned in their hair, hung in their air....
    Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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    1. Marlis1 93 months ago | reply

      a wonderful moment- thank you for sharing your memories- very precious.
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    2. Dilip Muralidaran 91 months ago | reply

      talk about jasmine... its haunting... which reminds me... i got something similar a short while ago...

      Together we can...

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    3. Ben Kimball 89 months ago | reply

      well color me smiling. that's just vibrantly alive :o)

    4. Frizztext 88 months ago | reply

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    5. Anne*° 88 months ago | reply

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    6. E. B. Sylvester 87 months ago | reply

      A very beautiful stream you have. A pleasure to roam into it!

    7. pfatter 85 months ago | reply

      such is live, der sinn des Lebens ist das Leben

    8. aquamirena (off & on) 85 months ago | reply

      I love this image - truly a beauty.

      After living in India many years ago, the country and her people hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous images here.

    9. flickrgao 83 months ago | reply

      Excellent image.

    10. CAMPOSPHOTOGRAPHY. 72 months ago | reply

      excellent capture.

    11. TXphotoblog 68 months ago | reply

      A beautifully photographed part of a wonderful series.

    12. Tina's Art 65 months ago | reply

      Your photos are beautiful! Good work!

    13. symr_works [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      An uplifting image! Thank u :-)

    14. ks_bluechip 57 months ago | reply

      amazing shot !!

    15. Vivian S. Bedoya 43 months ago | reply

      What a magnificent capture of joy and color and life!
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    16. troignipen 37 months ago | reply

      I can smell the saltiness and the jasmine mixing! Thanks for transporting me there.

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