So, I’ve mentioned earlier that I wanted to travel. Be a traveler. I still do. I’ve figured out my life. How far it will go according to what I want, i don’t know. But here’s the plan: I’ve started earning, I’m into the travel-space (the back-end of things). Step 1 - as soon as I have enough money/resources to get on my own feet, do it. Take the plunge, jump off the cliff, spread the wings. Then work towards a nomadic lifestyle. Step 2 - When getting old, get a good property (resort, restaurant, homestay…) in an exotic location, and still passively travel, by serving travelers. Yes, I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to earn for that property, maybe partner with sister-dearest, but yeah, that’s ‘The Plan’.
Now, starting off, I’m right now in this city in India called Bangalore. People in corporate world, and in the IT sector would know it. The Silicon Valley of India. I see it as the Land of Opportunities, as Bangalore is made of all the people who have come from far and beyond for their first jobs and such. People have come here to take off. It is a city made of all kinds of youngsters. Yes, Bangalore doesn’t mind who you are - a yuppie, a hippie, a traditionalist, a conservative, a liberal, or just weird. It accepts all kinds of people from all walks of life - geeks, scientists, tattoo artists, serial entrepreneurs, athletes, photographers, models, investors…. It has places to accommodate all those kinds of people too.
And I, dreaming to be a traveler, intend to start off my endeavors here. First thing, apart from the people and culture, that caught my fancy was the street art here. (Chennai’s street art has caught my attention time and again when I was living there, but not as much as Bangalore’s has) So, I start off with a collection of pictures of Bangalore’s street art. They have been captured by others. But most of them only what people might deem worthy - like paintings of notable personalities, or really technically, beautiful ones (scenery, buildings, etc). I intend to capture some simple and crude, but offbeat, beautiful ones.
Link shall be posted soon. (it will most probably be a facebook album)
The picture above is an example of what I mean to do. It’s a very simple concept. A bunch of bees buzzing around a honeycomb. But it looks beautiful. It signifies spring, flowers, and reminds me of summery things I love so much. And the fact that it’s black and white and yellow - it feels very summery and is visually appealing. I would love to have this covering a whole wall or this on a curtain covering a whole side when I have a place of my own.
Look out for a short note on Wayanad before the pictures start rolling in.