Welcome to a new Travel Tuesday!
If you travel India, you’ll realize one thing: there is ALWAYS time for cricket!
It doesn’t matter where you are, what time it is – although Sunday’s are best, or why you have something else better to do – there’s always time for a game of cricket.
Today’s Travel Tuesday image is one I find to be truly beautiful. I love the depth and contrast, the gloomy sky, and the innocence of a back alley game being played in the old city.
I snapped this photo out of a bus window (seeing a trend?) on a city tour. It was my first day in India, and I was a solo traveller. I met a young pediatrician from Fiji in my hotel who came to town to meet her guru, and she invited me on this bus tour.
To be honest, I have absolutely no idea where we went or the history behind the places. The tour was held in Marathi and at that time, I didn’t even know a lick of Hindi. I didn’t even know what that Marathi was a language.
At this part of the trip, we were visiting a historic well in one of the older parts of the city. Unfortunately, that is the most that I can tell you. I don’t know much about the tour – but I know my photographs from that day are some of my favorite. I caught so many candid seconds of everyday life, just joyful, unknown photographs.
To this day, anytime I see pickup games of cricket in abandoned gardens or empty parking lots, I smile. It really is a simple activity that seems to unite India. India is a massive country of hundreds, if not thousands, of languages, cultures, and tribes. If you don’t think it’s possible for one country to come together over a game, wait until the next England or Australia vs. India cricket match. You’ll see what I’m talking about, and chances are, you’ll walk away with a giggle of your own.
If you loved this photograph, take a look at some of my other Travel Tuesday stories snapped out of car windows:
Also published on Medium.