26 August 2011

Brahma Kamal


EJ finally found some old travel photos taken in India some 17 years ago. It was the time before digital camera was available so the colours are slightly off. Postings on travels will not be in the right order and sequence but will be posted as and when the photos are found.

Brahma Kamal, the much reverred flower, is a species of flowering plant named after Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. It is native to the Himalayas, India, Northern Burma and South-West China. In Himalayas, it is found at an altitude of around 4,500 metres. Source: Wikipedia

These photos do not do justice to actually seeing Brahma Kamal. Perhaps due to decreased oxygen level in the high altitude and weariness of climbing, there seemed to be a glow emitting from each Brahma Kamal. The flower bracts were very thin, fragile and felt papery. And beautiful!

14 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I think these photos are beautiful, EJ. The first one looks like a painting.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

nurul said...

ej, beautiful pics! because my beautiful friend is there! :)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

So lovely!

Mr Puddy said...

Wow !!! That's amazing place to be EJ, And my dad love to do what you did but not my mom. Dad used to ask my mom " Are you going to climb up to the mountain with me one day ? " Mom answers " I'm waiting at the bottom of the mountain, you can meet me there when you climb down " : )

Thanks for sharing EJ
xoxo

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Is that you EJ? Look at you and look at where you've climbed! How beautiful!! These pics are lovely. Do you plan to climb these mountains again? The Brahma Kamal looks and sounds magical! Take care
x

Hannah and Lucy said...

How wonderful to be able to walk and climb in the Himalayas - and you are above the clouds in the first picture. What a beautiful place.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Boo-Bah said...

What beautiful and interesting pictures. I love the first picture especially.

Gattina said...

I agree with Kay ! the photos still look beautiful !

Admiral Hestorb said...

these are beautiful. I love film pictures..have many of them still and it will be a pleasure to view any you have for us, my friend.
xxoo

chitra said...

Brahma kamla is interesting ,haven't heard much about it. Pics are nice.

Kwee Cats said...

Wow. That place looks so neat. We sure are glad you shared the pictures, otherwise we'd never get to see it!
Thank you!
(((hugs)))
Have a good weekend!

Lui said...

Imagine doing that again and with a digital camera! Oh, I'm sure it is beautiful and I heard about it from an Indian friend. What a trip down memory lane. Great finds, EJ!

Btw, Kenggy looked cute and funny on top of the papers!

Mekkan said...

It must be such an excitement to see wild Brahma Kamal growing. I've never had any chances to see them in the nature but on some plant pots. Thanks for sharing this.

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Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for sharing!