Photo of the Week: The Flower of Mysore Market

Mysore India market baby

Opposite a perfume stand in a bustling market, I found a family selling vegetables, their serious son sitting on a crate. I talked to his mother in the hope that she’d make her child smile. She grinned at me delightedly instead, and pinched my cheek.

NB: When I got back to England, I posted a series of these photos of her family to an address she gave me. I really hope they reached her. 

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Flora Baker is the founder and editor of Flora the Explorer, where she writes about her travels around the world, her volunteering exploits and her ongoing attempt to become fluent in Spanish by talking to anyone who'll listen. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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5 Responses to Photo of the Week: The Flower of Mysore Market

  1. Helen November 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Beautiful photo.

  2. Scarlett November 12, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    he is completely gorgeous!! xx

  3. Flora December 27, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Thanks, he was such a little angel!

  4. Ceri February 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful shot. <3

  5. Kara September 20, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Hi Flora,

    I’m heading to India and Nepal on a 5 month solo adventure soon. I am incredibly excited, though a bit nervous as this will be my first time in a “developing” country. I really want to bring my Nikon DLSR camera so I can capture amazing photos like this one, but I’m nervous about carrying around something so valuable. Did you ever feel uncomfortable pulling out your camera (or other valuables) in the streets? I read your post on safety and solo travel in india (which I loved!) and it made me feel much more confident about going, but I still have a lot of worries in regards to keeping my belongings secure. Thoughts/suggestions?


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