Friday, 24 March 2017

A land of contrasts

These pictures were taken from a moving car on the 'expressway' from Agra to Delhi, just as the Sun was setting.

One part of that journey was dominated by the chimneys of what I take to be brick works - tall chimneys belching smoke surrounded by deep pits where clay (?) had been removed.  I wondered if this was a window into what some landscapes looked like at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution - heavy industry still set within a rural landscape.    Whatever the truth of this idea, it really is an example of India being a land of contrasts.




You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday.

20 comments:

  1. Hello, lovely sky captures. The last shot is my favorite. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  2. Hari OM
    Oh I miss those dusty skies! Whilst not in favour of the high-density impact of such things, there is still something alluring about industrial landscapes - particularly in profile. YAM xx

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  3. Lovely shots of the setting sun. Interesting photos. Cheers Diane

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  4. Staffordshire must gave resembled this.

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  5. Industrial shots in the sunset..Perfect! Nice photos

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  6. the writer screams, "Cliche!"

    Show me anyplace not a land of contrast

    (smile)

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  7. I like the last photo - a peaceful scene
    Have a great week-end!

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  8. I remember my own trip to India. I was doing the same thing. After all the trip from Delhi to Agra was about 4-5 hours, plenty of time to watch the passing scenery and boy there were lots of sceneries to enjoy.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  9. pretty scenes but looks like alot of pollution.

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  10. Great contrasts in these images!

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  11. I'm not a fan of the pollution from the chimneys, but it makes for great photos!! It does look like the early industrial revolution days!

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  12. Great shots of something not so great.

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  13. mooi genomen en dat vanuit een rijdende auto dat valt niet altijd even mee.vooral als de wegen een beetje slecht zijn.

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  14. Great photos. It is sobering to see all that smoke being poured into the air.

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  15. Hello Stewart!:) You caught the moment perfectly, but I like the last shot the best without the smoke.

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  16. The skies are just beautiful. But so much smoke -- although we have that here right now ourselves. Steam from the power plant (it looks like smoke) and real smoke behind it --- there is a fire in a commercial mulch pile that they are just going to let simmer out over time. It's nowhere close to us, but when the wind blows just right, we smoke up. Hate that.

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  17. Hi Stewart-
    Thanks for taking me to Agra and other beautiful places in Northern India.
    Fantastic snaps, especially the parrots.
    Have a Happy Day!
    Peace :)

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  18. Lovely scenes - but so sad to think that they are probably created by pollution.

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  19. Beautiful photos! You are right, one foot in the past, and one in the future.

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