The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wall

Earlier walls in our rural places  were built with laterite stones. They were not cut into  a definite shape. They were just kept on top of each other to the required height. If they were not stable, a small stone was used to fill the gap. Now such walls are not built. But those which were built decades ago still survive and they look beautiful. The feeling of aging gracefully comes to mind when we see them:)

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

4 comments

  1. In the part of Australia I live in there are many stone walls that were built by the early white settlers. Some are crumbling away but many are still being used as farm fences. The is evidence that the aboriginal people of this area built little stone huts and fish traps (they were the only aboriginal people to do so in the whole of Australia). Unfortunately not much remains of this.
    I am very curious about the walls you picture and would love to know just what area of India they are in.

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  2. This is in South India, in the state of Kerala. We live in Karnataka, adjacent to Kerala. My husband’s family have lived in a small village in Kerala since the beginning of 20th century. It takes us about 3 hours from where we live. These walls were built long back. Now due to modern technology different types of walls are built. Thanks:) Regards.

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