What: Chinese lamps (imitating the original paper lanterns) on the Esplanade along the waterfront
When: September, 2013
Photo credit: Amrita S
Camera: Apple iPhone 4s
Traveller’s tale: During the Moon festival that falls in September, it was celebrated in the city-state with Chinese opera shows, Chinese chess etc to highlight their heritage. Parts of the city’s waterfront was beautifully lit up with these lights.
What: Boatmen at dawn on the river Ganga (Ganges)
Where: Varanasi, India
When: September 2012
Photo credit: Madhura K
Camera: Samsung SIII (phone)
Traveller’s tale: At dawn, the boatmen ferry visitors and believers, alike to the ghats for the morning ‘Aarti’ (commonly known as the Ganga Aarti) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.
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What: Christmas/ New Year decorations on the streets
Where: Mumbai, India
When: December 2013
Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5 (phone camera)
Traveller’s tale: While there were far brighter and expensive decorations during the season, these were by far the prettiest. In the dark of the night, they seemed to be floating by themselves in the sky. Beautiful!