Fantasy / Reality

I love how people’s holiday photos always tend to represent the fantasy ideal of what a place is like. The reality of being in a place is usually quite different.

I think it’s more interesting to show both sides. I don’t mean this in a particularly critical way, after all if I had some sort of Howard Hughes complex India would not exactly be the top holiday destination – I’d have chosen Hawaii or Disneyland or Legoland maybe.

Here’s a lovely beach view as way of example:

Very idyllic. Here’s a view looking the other way:

It’s reminds me of a film set, it’s only designed to look good from one angle and that is where you place the camera. If you go around the back it’s all held up with scaffolding.

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