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Coldspring along Hudson, New York…….

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Soho, New York

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Inner lane in Gurgaon, India…..cattle returning home after a hard day of toil searching for fodder…..a contrast to the BMWs, Mercs and Audis of IT professionals of this Cyber City. I should add the fact that Gurgaon was initially agricultural land taken over by builders and corporate houses. There are still village pockets in between glass towers and the villagers think it right to let their cattle loose.
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Statue 1The benign expression is what floored me. The souvenir porcelain called “Shigaraki Yaki Tanuki’ good luck charm which I found in souvenir shops on way to Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kyoto.  A bearer of Eight lucky omens, the hat is for protection from unexpected disasters, the smiling face for affability, the big bold eyes for seeing the world for what it is and the big belly for being bold. No wonder I saw a larger version in a Japanese restaurant in Houston, Texas, USA.

Ailsa’s Travel theme: Statues