MIZORAM, INDIA, up in the Mountains

DSC_1141 mizoram hmuifang small print

In my previous post, https://helenebrennan.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/mizoram-2/ I showed several photos of Mizoram, mainly from around the city of Aizawl, the State capital, but this time I would like to show some images captured in the mountains outside Aizawl.

Mizoram, this North Eastern State of India, is a land of forested mountains, lakes, rivers and plains and therefore, as you can imagine it is particularly beautiful and scenic. Travel through this land is not easy, and many of the few existing roads can be narrow and potholed. Regrettably, I didn’t get much chance to explore as much as I would like, but I did manage a couple of days out of the city.

Below are images of Hmuifang, a few hours drive from Aizawl, where heavy rain and fog descended upon us, but eventually we got a short window just before dark when I took the following photos from the roadside on the route back.

DSC_1148 hmuifang mizoram

 

DSC_1142 mizoram hmuifang

 

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DSC_1144 mizoram hmuifang small print

 

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Before our return, from Hmuifang we moved on to Sialsuk where the fog was very heavy and the wonderful views that I know are there, were completely hidden. There are very old gravestones there at the site of a disappeared village, and I took several shots of them, being all that could be seen, and although the light and visibility were poor, I thought the misty appearance enhanced the feeling of history and mystery.

DSC_1128 grave stones mizoram

 

DSC_1133 childs gravestone mizoram

 

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Sometimes, if the colour is a bit weak, I find that I may get a better result if I convert the image to black and white, as with this image (above / below).

DSC_1137 childrens gravestones mizoram bw

Another day, another place, just outside Aizawl, viewing the city from a distance.

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This cross had a highly reflective surface. The pattern appearing on it was just a reflection.

DSC_1217 aizawl

 

DSC_1225 aizawl

 

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DSC_1201 aizawl

 

DSC_1207 aizawl

 

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Do take a look at my other posts on Mizoram:

https://helenebrennan.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/mizoram-2/

https://helenebrennan.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/mizoram-closer-copy/

Thank you for viewing my post. There are several more images from Mizoram on my website.

https://www.helene-brennan.com/c51-india

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