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April 24, 2013

Alleppey (Alapuzha) and the Backwaters

Alleppey or Alapuzha (many Indian cities have two names) is a city south from Fort Kochi in the coast of Kerala. The city is crossed by many water channels that go deep into the hinterlands. This channel network is called the backwaters.
Alleppey
A street from Alleppey close to my hostel. All the time sellers ride their bikes with their goods. On a side street some workers are taking down material from a truck. Watercolor on a Beta Stillman&Birn sketchbook.

Men in the Beach
 Many men go to the beach at the sunset. The weather is more pleasant then to take a bath or have a walk. These guys wear a mundu, a piece of cloth wrapped on the waist. It looks very comfortable and appropriate to the hot weather.In the Ferry to Kotayam
Women on the ferry to Kotayam.

If you want to see more drawings from the Alleppey and Kerala visit my blog omar-paint.blogspot.com

6 comments :

Isabel said...

keep on posting beautiful series.

omar said...

Thank you Isabel. I still have many more!

Lynne the Pencil said...

Lovely Omar. That middle one is especially gorgeous - so understated, but perfectectly capturing the moment,

Rene Fijten said...

My favourite is the bottom one, the peace that settles in when you stare at the scenery passing by.

Debo Boddiford said...

Another wonderful installment from your trip...keep them coming!

omar said...

thanks Lynne!
thanks Rene!
thanks Debo!