These symbols you see are called Ranguli. They are connected to the Hindu belief and every early morning are drawn with white chalk (or colored) in front of the front door. They are used as a daily good luck...
In the Indian culture and tradition, rituals are almost daily. Being mostly connected to the Hindu religion, there is always a different God to venerate or thank. These noisy and colorful rituals are always celebrated with great participation... drums and flowers are always protagonists.
The autumn colors in Japan are simply amazing. If you have the opportunity, take a trip around here.. It could be a bit fresh, but is worth to come at least once and see the cities decorated with these beautiful trees.
A group of Hmong women on the montain in SaPa. This people lives in small villages among the rice fields, far away from the city.
Siem Reap is a small town near the site of AngkorWat. Many of the houses here are simple shacks and huts. This was a small shantytown near my hostel.
Shot taken on the mountain of SaPa valley... a family that lives in an isolated hut between the rice terraces of this stunning valley.
Here we are in a small village of huts in the middle of the jungle, where the people live in symbiosis with the nature.
You can probably call Rajasthan as the state of the colors.. Several cities are distinguished in different colors:
Udaipur: The White City
Jaipur: The Pink City
A guardian of the castle (museum) in Jodhpur while checking the situation outside in the backyard. This was the room reserved for women of the court, they could spy outside from those little holes in the wall, without being seen.