On the other side of the resort. Seaport Vizhindzham
• On the other side of the resort. Seaport Vizhindzham
Just three kilometers from Kovalam has a completely different life, without endless hotels cafes and shops. Life is much more than the poor but for its beauty and special flavor.
Welcome to Vizhindzham!
Port is parking for dozens or even hundreds of boats, most of those that form at night in the sea at Kovalam glowing belt.
To convince everyone that the place to be for an hour before dawn (yes, I'm a sadist, I admit) and raised a miracle, we were still there on time.
In fact, we arrived early and could sleep for another hour. Now that I'm in the Crimea, and the guys in India admit it safely.
On the horizon is just starting to lighten
Late fishermen looking for a place to moor their boats
They looked at one of the houses, I confess, I did not have the nerve just like that go into people's houses. On this picture from the threshold.
This is not a hotel or a villa in the room next to nothing, at least in the doorway could see only icons, wedding photos and poverty.
"Prince of peace", - written under a picture of Jesus.
The eastern side of the village you can see the Christian church, is quite different from before, and I've seen a Hindu sanctuary
But the main things this morning for me was the boat and the mosque.
The old color of the boat is very nice and did not even try to convince me!
And when a lot of them, well, you see everything. Incidentally, in a small fishing village for three mosques.
The mosque was built during the reign of Ay dynasty. About 850 n. e. - 1400 BC. e. In my opinion it is about the mosque depicted in this picture.
Meanwhile, in the port continues morning bustle
each busy with his business
Unload fish. Find a place for the boat
a thoughtful look into the distance
The last seconds before the dawn
And pour the first rays of the sun
Where would I have looked like without the demand for boats?
There were even thought to steal one, for a time, then naturally return.
A place for fresh fish is not at odds
On the moored boats and motors are removed to dry
It becomes hotter and brighter, you can hide the stand and walk.
Although the village and is close to the resort and the local have become accustomed to photographers to demand money, the atmosphere is still not spoiled. Especially colorful local children.
big fish "are walking on a leash" to the point of sale, in order to better survive.
Again the boat, I'm sorry but I can not help it.
And this is dried motors
Under the watchful supervision of the local crows
The men distracted for a moment to see who clicks the shutter
And still further darn network, all sorts of strange photographers this is certainly interesting, but the network should bring the fish, otherwise nothing.
The next batch of sell directly from the boat
The most good product is taken once
Very soon all this will fall on the table Kovalam restaurants or even some of the resort
The remaining fish are sold there, improvised stalls, ice and wet sand.
of the incident until fresh
Remember the wolf from "Well, Wait" with Taranka? Here at me for some reason this association.
By the way, to remove free grandmother was not allowed to, closed the newspaper stalls, and curves on the outstretched Ilona 50 rupees. I note that in India people are very kind and helpful, all except some grandparents do not know what to do with life, but in the second half, they are much meaner.
The purchased goods can be taken away in the "grazing" next motorikshi
Maybe it's a habit,
but I'm constantly amazed at how Indian women wear it?
Because sometimes on the head really hard stuff, and can become angry grandmother is why?
Children surprised us, we - them
But let money
And now you can take a picture and
The order of the dog watch, by the way, the cats, I particularly noticed, beat them there that Lee
This is another type of boat, in fact it is tied up with rope logs
I thought that they were no longer used, and the remnants of the past
But as it turned out wrong, some only have enough money for such and bamboo trunk instead of a paddle
And of course no entertainment anywhere, maps in the village of love, everywhere scattered deck
Mosque in "full-face"
Decent risen sun finally showed color
Port Vizhindzham amazing place, a small and very poor village, next to which there are three magnificent mosque. Hundreds of colorful boats with motors and dozens of associated of logs. And absolutely unique atmosphere.
Even after returning home, I learned that somewhere near power was working on wave energy. And now the tender for the development of the project for the development of the port.
So if it will go, then after a few years, we can no longer see the village. At least in the form in which it now is.
Thank you for reading my confused thoughts to the end!