Wanderings 38. Mauritius – Poetry in Debris

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I love nothing more than coming across someone else’s mess. I often find the unintentional shapes and patterns to be sometimes more interesting than anything deliberate. Here are a few of my found still-life images from my trip to Mauritius last year, includes building sites, run-down lots and of course the market.

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Wandering XXXVII: Mauritius 2015 – Ganga Talao/Grand Bassin

 

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On a very grey rainy day in July 2015, I visited Ganga Talao, also known as Grand Bassin, in Mauritius. Set in the beautiful mountain area of Savanne this is the most sacred Hindu site on the island. On arriving you will see, one of the largest statues I have ever seen, it is 108ft tall statue of Shiva, the Hindu God.

I definitely recommend visiting Grand Bassin if you visit the island, but as with visiting any religious site (whether you are of that faith or not) it is important to be respectful.

I had been to Grand Bassin many years ago before, but all I remembered was an incredibly misty lake full of monkeys. Sadly, no monkeys this time around but I did manage to walk up the hill to soak in the amazing view.