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Photographs from the North Eastern state of Mizoram, and the Kodaikanal region of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

The most recent photos here are from the state of Mizoram, in North East India. They were taken around Christmas and New Year 2019 - 2020. Mizoram has a very different character and culture from mainland India. The people are from South East Asian tribes, and were converted to Christianity, from about the end of the 19th Century. Almost 90% are Christian, and the state has one of the highest literacy rates in India. It is also one of the poorest states of India. That said, there appears to be nothing poor about the culture and values that are practised by the people, who have a tremendous sense of community and caring for others.

Below the Mizoram photos there are some photographs from the Kodaikanal region of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It was rainy season and there was a heavy mist in some parts.

These older Kodaikanal photos were taken a long time ago before digital photography. I have scanned these old prints and made digital images. They aren't as good as images created with a good digital camera, but I thinks they are not bad and I have decided to offer them for sale. They may have a grainy quality, but in a way it kind of enhances them and adds to the aged feel of the photos.

All photos are printed with high quality long lasting pigment inks on Fine Art paper or high quality photographic paper 

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Night view with Christmas lights.

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Burial plots, in bright colours.

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Colourful burial plots in Aizawl city

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Colourful burial plots in the residential areas of the city of Aizawl.

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Poinsettias, double and single, were flowering all over the place, at this Chris..

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Aizawl can be quite magical at night time, with its lights all over the mountain..

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Typical small shop units, there are many like this along this road. This was Chr..

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Mountain view from Durtlang, near Aizawl

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Through the trees, at Durtlang.

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View from Durtlang, near Aizawl.

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The views of the mountains and the city of Aizawl can be spectacular here.

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The garden at KV Paradise, Durtlang. Here there is a mausoleum created by a loca..

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KV Paradise is a monument and mausoleum created by a local teacher in memory of ..

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A burial ground in Aizawl, as seen from a distance. Just look at those steps goi..

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A site of a landslide. A common occurrence here. A single building sits on top o..

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Due to the abundance of wires just all over the place here, I decided to feature..

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A swimming pool in an unlikely place!

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Christmas poinsettias, outside a typical Mizoram dwelling.

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On a slightly hazy day, as seen from the side of a busy city drive..

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A view of one of the several hills with a church on top.

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Viewed from a busy roadside.

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Higgledy piggledy, a typical approach to building here.

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Corrugated roofs and a maze of electric wires, are very much a part of the chara..

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This large cross, overlooking the city of Aizawl was apparently made of polished..

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Near the site of a disappeared village, which still has many gravestones, this f..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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Viewed from the State Museum, Aizawl.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Bricks and plumbing, stop taps etc. All part of the visual features contributing..

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Many burial grounds are closely located around the dwelling houses. They are usu..

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Many burial grounds are closely located around the dwelling houses. They are usu..

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View from the roof of the State Museum, in Aizawl.

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A clever idea to enable cars and motor bikes as well as pedestrians to climb the..

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On the wall of a house in Aizawl.

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In the Hmuifang region.

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From a street in Aizawl. The rusty steel bars are coming from an apparently comp..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, opposite the hospital, there is a string of pharmacies. Every ..

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On Hospital Road, opposite the Civil hospital, there is a string of pharmacies. ..

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Electric wires are as much a part of the character of the Aizawl as the busy nar..

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