Udaipur, Rajasthan – Venice of the East

Udaipur, Rajasthan – Venice of the East

One of our favorite cities in India so far was Udaipur in Rajasthan. We spent a very enriching day in the city, strolling around the lakes and the old town. We got absorbed in the tumult of the markets and enjoyed the beauty of the City Palace. The other day we made a day-trip to the close-by Ranakpur, contemplating the artistic marble decorations of the most stunning Jain temple. Read more

Beautiful Havelis of Rajasthan tell their history

Beautiful Havelis of Rajasthan tell their history

In the first days of our Rajasthan tour we have been visiting several havelis. These are impressive mansions mainly from the 19th century, which are among the most important non-religious architectural landmarks of Rajasthan. Adorned by murals, beautiful artwork and paintings, the havelis were designed to reflect the prosperity of the owner. Read more

Faces of Asia: Kecak Fire Dancers

21 faces of Asia I am so happy we saw

While working on our photos I have realized again how many beautiful people we met during our travels in Southeast Asia in the last months. When I say beautiful I do not really mean the stereotypic European beauty, rather the friendliness, openness, kindness and some overwhelming purity that shines through the eyes of many people. I have captured women, men, children, younger and older people all radiating some kind of harmony, even though many of them seem to live lives that are less than easy according to our terms. Read more