July 25, 2011 • Photography & Travel
As our jeep headed west from Jaisalmer we made our way further into the Great Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert) I could only wonder to myself how people lived here. Over an hour later after driving on a single lane road we arrived at a group of mud huts in the desert……truly in the middle of nowhere.
There was one well in this small village, if you could even call it that, and both man and beast harvested the most precious commodity of this desert from this hole in the ground.
I captured this photo as this lady, draped in red, was adjusting her head piece after filling her buckets with water from the well. The sun was making its way towards the horizon and the lighting was perfect. This is our photo for day 14 of our month long series of photographs on Rajasthan.
We’ll spend a night out in the Great Thar Desert, sleeping under a blanket of stars, during our Gems in the Desert spiritual adventure in October of this year. As one writer describes it “Camping out at night, huddling around a tiny fire beneath the shed of stars and listening to the camel drivers’ songs is magically romantic.” Join us on this meditation retreat through northwestern India!
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