Friday Foto Finder – Cuirous

It's Friday!

I have struggled all week to find an image that says ‘curious’. I have looked high and low, under chairs and under tables, tried to find the key, to fifty million fables, they call me the Seeker (whoops, too much listening to The Who)


I have chosen this image because of the curiousness that the image invokes as to what the hell you are being taken to. It was taken by me in Dehra Dun, North India in early 2009.


Stay lucky.




Friday Foto Finder – Dedication


I sat and thought about this long and hard and after sifting through my photos I decided that when it comes to dedications – there’s only one photo I have that properly fits the bill.
The Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shar Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Muhal. 
In 1631 the emperor was grief stricken when his wife died during the birth of his 14th child, Gauhara Begum. Construction began in 1632 with the principle mausoleum being completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. Emperor Shar Jahan described the Taj in these words:

Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator’s glory.


That’s enough Wikipedia for now.

Basically I feel that to build a tomb of such proportions shows a certain <b> dedication </b> to a person and their memory. Sure, you can say it’s extravagant, costly and wholly unnecessary, but as a symbol to the power of love between two people — there’s not much that can better that.