Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi, Kerala (2016) – Lomo photos, colour

Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: coconuts make a fine beverage and snack
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: coconuts make a fine beverage and snack

Arriving in India via Cochin (Kochi), Kerala, bound for an extended stay in an Ayurvedic clinic in Tripunitura, i snapped impressions along the way, capturing the washes of colours and shapes of everyday life. Also a trek into Fort Kochi on Remembrance Day to pay respects at a cenotaph (documented in a B&W photo essay and a Remembrance day podcast and a peace ramble video)

Snapped with a Lomo La Sardina (sardine can) camera with expired 35mm film, presented “as-is” with no edits and limited context, for your amusement and my memory.

Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: the church was built by Portuguese, renovated by Dutch, utilized by Brits and now... mostly a museum (Vasco da Gama's bones were interred there for period)
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: the church was built by Portuguese, renovated by Dutch, utilized by Brits and now… mostly a museum (Vasco da Gama’s bones were interred there for period)

Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: a stand selling items you may or may not require
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: a stand selling items you may or may not require
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: buy a coconut and he'll open it up for your convenience
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: buy a coconut and he’ll open it up for your convenience
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: bikes, cars, cows, even pedestrians, share the road
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: bikes, cars, cows, even pedestrians, share the road
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Kerala is a heavily communist state and i suspect this writing is a slogan promoting this political philosophy
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Kerala is a heavily communist state and i suspect this writing is a slogan promoting this political philosophy
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: houses were painted sherbet colour shades of orange, blue, green, fuchsia and so on
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: houses were painted sherbet colour shades of orange, blue, green, fuchsia and so on
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: trucks, uniquely decorated and generally (rather aggressively) driven with aplomb and noise
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: trucks, uniquely decorated and generally (rather aggressively) driven with aplomb and noise
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Kerala is proud of its tradition of educating the populous + we all need an advocate at some point
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Kerala is proud of its tradition of educating the populous + we all need an advocate at some point
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: classic looking but newly built, Royal Enfield motorcycles are common and striking to behold
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: classic looking but newly built, Royal Enfield motorcycles are common and striking to behold
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: tuck into a small cafe to enjoy a soda water (Ayurvedic treatment limited by options) from a glass bottle
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: tuck into a small cafe to enjoy a soda water (Ayurvedic treatment limited by options) from a glass bottle
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: some of the young men in the neighbourhood, all with fine heads of coifed hair
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: some of the young men in the neighbourhood, all with fine heads of coifed hair
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: me and a kindly gentleman in the neighbourhood (most the fellas here are rather short statured and sport moustaches)
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: me and a kindly gentleman in the neighbourhood (most the fellas here are rather short statured and sport moustaches)
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: me and a gang of local chaps who came to say hello when i was out making an oil pastel painting
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: me and a gang of local chaps who came to say hello when i was out making an oil pastel painting
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: fence separating the church yard and cenotaph area from Mahatma Gandhi beach area
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: fence separating the church yard and cenotaph area from Mahatma Gandhi beach area
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Cenotaph commenting the end of "the great war" in Fort Kochi - outside the church
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: Cenotaph commenting the end of “the great war” in Fort Kochi – outside the church
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: a healing poet and a cenotaph
Scenes of Life in Tripunitura & Kochi: a healing poet and a cenotaph