24 March 2009

Locals at Kileswar

Local girls at KileswarA couple of local girls at Kileswar in the Barda Hills, Gujarat, in early 2007. It seems like a long time ago now.
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11 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

Their happiness seems to shine through - they are really beautiful, and I guess they still are two years later.

Emma said...

Gorgeous shot, Pete. Girls are girls the world over, too, it seems.

pohanginapete said...

RR & Emma, thank you. Two years might have made little difference (I hope they're still generally as happy as they appear in this photo), but ten years from now, in what kind of world will they live? I really hope those smiles still come as easily.

Anne-Marie said...

What lovely girls and a lovely photo, Pete.

I hope you are able to go back to India one day :-)

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Anne-Marie :^)

butuki said...

A photo like this and smiles like that are what makes life worth living for!

pohanginapete said...

I couldn't agree more, Miguel.

Michael said...

I guess we see with our own eyes, but I see maturity and (grief?) in the eyes, as if they've had to deal with adult concerns too early. They sure have nice teeth!

pohanginapete said...

Michael, you might be right — it's a pretty tough life there and I can't imagine kids stay kids for long.

vegetablej said...

I wonder what you said to get such open smiles. Seems like there might be charm on two sides of the camera. :)

pohanginapete said...

Actually, VJ, we had no verbal language in common, but the ability of a smile to evoke a response in kind is amazing. Thanks :^)