Bhelpuri @ 13,051 ft above sea level

Bhel Puri Vendor
This vendor sells Bhelpuri (an Indian snack) in Rohtang Pass, a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Rohtang Pass is at an altitude of 3,978 m or 13,051 ft. The vendor was standing in freezing cold awaiting customers. I had to make an HDR to bring out the drama in the picture. He was kind enough to pose for my camera.

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the sharpener of knives

Saw this man sharpening knives on a rainy  morning in Mumbai at the busy Crawford Market. Haven’t seen one of these guys in years. He puts on a small show to get the attention of shop owners around him by loudly rubbing metal against the wheel and then proceeds to collect knives and other sharp objects from the surrounding shops.knife sharpener

Charminar

Charminar
Charminar was built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591. It is believed that Charminar was built to honor a promise Quli Qutb Shah made to Allah. It was in fact, built to mark the end of the plague in the city. Built with granite and lime mortar, Charminar is a fine example of the Cazia style of architecture.

Sea to believe

This is a small village called Monterosso, which is part of Cinque Terre a collection of ‘five – lands/ five villages’. It is located in North West Italy and is now a UNESCO World heritage Site. In ancient and medieval times, this was an outpost often invaded by pirates and Vikings.
We trekked 2 hours to a cliff top and got this gorgeous view of the village.