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:

eileeninmd said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Diane S said...

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

Beth said...

Staffordshire must gave resembled this.

Missy George said...

Industrial shots in the sunset..Perfect! Nice photos

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

the writer screams, "Cliche!"

Show me anyplace not a land of contrast

(smile)

Lea said...

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

Photo Cache said...

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.

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Felicia said...

pretty scenes but looks like alot of pollution.

Liz said...

Great contrasts in these images!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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!

Jim said...

Great shots of something not so great.

Bas van Es said...

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

Linda W. said...

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

Breathtaking said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

GreenComotion said...

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 :)

Lady Fi said...

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

Vineeta Yashssvii said...

Awesome colors...

Pat Tillett said...

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