Hampi, lost and found #india #karnataka

Hampi, lost and found #hampi #india #karnataka #travel

Exploring the abandoned Pondicherry Hôtel de Ville (town/city hall in French). The run down building hid a treasure of old papers, letters, administrative forms dating back from the 1950s and earlier. A grandiose staircase led to the first floor, with an empty reception room and several paintings depicting once famous local dignitaries. The French established their presence in India in 1674 and officially left in 1954. Under an agreement with the newly independent India, the inhabitants of France’s India possessions could choose their political future, i.e. remain French citizens or become Indian citizens. This is why today thousands of Pondicherians have a French passport, go to the French school and speak French. #pondicherry #india #travel

Aboard Kerala express #india #travel #train

Train ride down south #kerala #travel #india #train

Paddy fields in #kerala #india

Nature morte with coconuts. Gauguin would have loved it. #india #kerala #travel

Between two flights at #hk #airport

Grape picker in Ningxia (2) #AP #china #wine #travel

Drawers with labels written in Uyghur in an apothecary shop in #urumqi #xinjiang #china

Near Urumqi’s People Intermediate Court, for the trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti. Trial ongoing, police in recess (the tree black dots on top of the hill) #AP #onassignment #china #urumqi #xinjiang #uighur

Xinjiang: first impressions #china #xinjiang

Barrel inspection. Inside Moët et Chandon’s first fully-owned château in China, in Ningxia province, that will produce a premium sparkling wine under the Chandon brand, for the Chinese market only. Upcoming story and video for #AP #onassignment #china #ningxia #wine #lvmh #travel #ningxia

The weight of marriage (part 2). In a traditional Chinese marriage, the groom has the carry the bride. Here in Inner Mongolia. #latergram #china #wedding

The weight of marriage (part 1). In a traditional Chinese wedding, the groom has to carry the bride. Here in Inner Mongolia #china #travel #latergram #wedding