Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Beneath your feet

Sometimes it does pay to look down and see what is beneath your feet - these three pictures were taken in India (I was there a few months ago) and suggest to me that we should not always be obsessed with look at the great and the grand.

The Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri are remarkable places, and history shoes that they were built at the behest of remarkable men.  But sometimes little scrap of ordinariness comes though, were the great mass of people leave a little sign saying "You may be big and powerful, but we are here too".

I dont really know what these scratchings on the stone floors mean, but I suspect that they were made by people more like me than the great and the grand they directed the larger projects.




You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

10 comments:

Lea said...

Interesting!
Have a great week!

Gordon said...

It certainly does make you wonder Stewart.
All the best, Gordon.

Fun60 said...

You have to wonder when those etchings appeared and why.

Linda W. said...

I guess it pays to look down!

Klara said...

how intriguing! it makes you imagine.

Lady Fi said...

There is beauty in the overlooked details.

Wandering Wren said...

Oh, the stories these etchings could tell, for sure. How intriguing

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The fish makes me happy for some reason ...maybe just because my drawing skills have never exceeded that level. Those remarkable men who built the Taj Mahal and such had lots and lots of ordinary people to do all the work. Maybe some of those guys etched those messages in their spare time (before they died from exhaustion).

Rhodesia said...

Great shots and it also pays to look up as well ! Cheers Diane

Pat Tillett said...

Looking down is a really good idea. Nice pics Stewart.
I don't know about the first two, but the third one was used by many cultures around the world to represent a male human. An anthropomorph if you will. (boy, that sure sounded snooty!)