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A passion for the past…..not forgotten

Past is the past .. learn from it and move how many times have we heard that .Last Saturday as a part of a field trip from the school I work at , I was very fortunate to meet a person who has been living in the past for last 30 some years .

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Mr. Rasheed an AC mechanic by profession and an electrical electronic tech guy owning his own business at a place called Nilambur Kerala ,   has been collecting a variety number antiques , currency , stamps and coins of the ages gone by .

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Being interested in Photography the 1st exhibit an old obscura camera at the entrance caught my eye , the rest was walk down history lane :)

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Exhibits displayed in front of Mr.Rasheed’s house .

With various antiques from different parts of the global right from the tools used for ploughing fields  to  old kerosene lamps used  in the olden days of Kerala to the water vessels used by the natives of Saudi Arabia , the exhibits was received with much interest from the students .

Among the old treasures from the past was a array of old aged technology ranging from old alarm clocks to telephones to old cameras ,a gramophone , AND a telephone that was used on aeroplanes !!

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Explaining a round pot made from one stump of wood .

One could see the passion Mr Rasheed had for such things , He had been working as a AC mechanic in the middle east , and his job took him places in and around the middle east where he was able to collect a few of the Arabian antiques . Though his passion took wings to a large scale collection once he had a job and was earning he says his interest for such things had been there since he was young boy . As he loves to travel He collected most of exhibits from his travels .Some of the exhibits he had to  buy , some were gifted and given to him by people and friends who knew of his interests and passion .He says the best information he gets is by talking to old men and connecting their past or history with them

It wasn’t  just the antiques of vessels and wear and larger part of the area exhibited a much more larger part of world history with old aged documents , stamp papers , coins and currency , not just from around the world but also from different times gone by

The students of Silvermount International School had a brief yet a interesting insight to history and many faces where in aww as Mr Rasheed with his son Riyan and group of  his friends explained almost each and every thing displayed .

A few of the interesting things to note

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Mr .Rasheed takes the facilitators on a last walk through his coin and currency exhibits .

Mr.Rasheed not only has the keen interest and passion but also has a in depth knowledge of the all collections he has and is ever more keen on imparting his knowledge on the history and back ground facts  with others  ,On talking about expanding to a larger area like opening up a museum , he has plans on opening a study and research center , where he believes to teach students about history through the coins and collections . Both the students and facilitators had a knowledgeable time and we wish him the very best .

I am posting his visiting card below in case any one needs to know more or contact him directly .

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C’est la vie -that’s life!!!

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Yup that’s life , been lying dormant for a while now , you need at times to step back and look as things in a entirely new angle , dealing with the loses and learning from the mistakes, taking in life as it comes coz at times no matter what others say you have to learn it the hard way :)

The City of Palaces revisited

Well , its been a while since I have posted any thing , The bitty gritty of life , school work , net issues …. well its really non of these , just been taking time off . Now back at the city of Mysore to attend my Masters ( Jr ) class .

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Onam Hol :Final shoot beach and sunset !!

To our amazement .. its started to rain .. and things weren’t looking up for us …though was a nice feel after being out in the sun at Aranmula and spray of rain would have been great … yes that is if it was a spray .. but no initially it was windy and down pour .

Shot from the car while Drs Anwar and Sudheer enjoys the rain …at the beach .

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But then the most amazing thing happened ..I guess we were all praying silently inside that God gives us clear skies !! … for it stopped raining and this beautiful canvas of blue  and white  emerged ..with the sun rays cutting through the clouds .

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Though there were occasional showers and we had to but our backs against rain to protect our camera …towards the evening as the sun went down … it was just one spectacular series of shots ….

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IMG_9227-2Canon 60 D capturing the Nikon 600 D timelapsing the  the sunset …!!!

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Dr .Anwar waiting patiently as the sun goes down !

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The trio ! 3 amazing people .. unique in their own ways …learned so much in this trip !!

IMG_9251 Back on the road and rain !!.. passing through Alleppey town . This is were my trip comes to an end . I had to meet another friend at cochin the next day so  stayed over at friends place at Alleppey.

The best part about this trip was the experiences shared among all , a creative spree of learning opportunities and  not just about photography and techniques .. about my self and how much we still need to strive to be better people .

Onam Hols: Back to the road heading out to Alleppey

After the boat race we were back on the road moving towards Alleppey , Was beautiful country side and the light was just right .. some areas we stopped to take a few shots , some areas was just a quick shot through the window of the car itself!!

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At one point Dr Sudheer stops the car and that when we all notice these guys basking in the sun …

Hope we make to the Alleppey beach in time for the sunset, below and rickshaw over a bridge

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Always wanted to try this shot where the vehicle is just at the climp of the bridge  .!!! shot from the Car .. heading out to Alleppey .

Onam Hols: Aranmula Boat Race

Finally we were there ,after having a bit of ordeal with the cops for parking space .. we were there!!  and boy was it packed !! .. We found a nice spor for Nitin to shoot his videos and me and the good doctors positioned ourselves by monument , as we were a bit late :)  to arrive early to secure a spot in the gallery . But to think of it ours wasn’t a bad place , we got many shots and I kinda went around the whole place to see if there are any better ones ..but no ..ours was the best we could have had .

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An rescue effort …

Well ..I have to admit ..and this could be because of our spot but ..the boat race is not like how u’d see it on screen where the cam can get really close , so after spending about a few hours and after Nitin gave us the signal that he too is done with his shots ….it was time to get him down !! :)

With the boat shots done …it was time to head back each to their own places …but .. not until we captured the sunset at the beach near alleppy on the way back !!

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