Children in a rural village in India pose randomly for a photograph
About 18 kms from Ambaji, Gujarat, India, Poshina takes one back to the simple beauty of traditional village life. Poshina is home to a tribal shrine where you find the staggering scene of thousands of terracotta horses standing in rows as offerings to the local goddess (images to follow later).
A perfect place to rest under the tree besides a small shrine on the outskirts of a village in Gujarat, India
Most rural villages are located near a water source, as is this small town in Gujarat, India
Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village located in Hyderabad, India. The village was conceived with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of traditional crafts.
A statue of Ganesha, flanked by two clay elephants, welcomes visitors to Shilparamam.
A wood craftsman works with traditional tools in a small shop in a rural Indian village
Hawkshead is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. The township of Hawkshead was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey. Hawkshead grew to be an important wool market in medieval times and later as a market town after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1532. It was granted its first market charter by King James I in 1608.
St Michaels and All Angels Parish Church and Cemetery overlooks the town of Hawkshead.
A quaint village in the rural setting of the Lake District, England
A brief breath of life came back to Henry River Mill Village in 2012 by way of fame and fortune—Hollywood thought the run-down village would serve as the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic dystopia District 12 featured in the film The Hunger Games. The town was featured in several scenes including the house below that served as the home of Katniss Everdeen.
The residential area of the Henry River Mill Village consisted of approximately 35 small worker’s cottages. Twenty-one are still standing today. These 1-1/2 story duplex houses were laid out along the steep contours of the river’s northern bank. The workers lived in two-family boarding houses or workers’ cottages built by the company, which were leased at nominal fees.
Henry River is an example of history that seems so distant, yet it can still be seen, touched and heard with our own eyes and ears.
Built as a planned community, the village was a self-contained complex with its own mill, dam, water and fire-protection systems, and company store. In later years the village gained amenities such as walkways, terraced green spaces, and field stone retaining walls.
Children at the Embera Indian Village, Panama in the middle of negotiations at an early age!
A cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera tribal village. The Embera people, also known in the historical literature as the Chocó or Katío Indians are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. The Embera inhabit the rainforests of Panama.
Many rural railroad crossings don’t have gates. A village woman carrying a pot of water is totally oblivious to the approaching train but the driver is alert for such people.
A young boy tends cattle as his daily job in the outskirts of Kayavarohan, a small Indian village in Gujarat
Moving on from the tourists spots and cities of India to rural villages.
Kayavarohan is a village in the Vadodara district of the state of Gujarat, India. A rural. farming town mostly known for it significant Shiva temple offered interesting images.
A typical rural scene from a small village …..
Nestled in the hills and greenery of Munnar, Kerala is a colorful village ….
A village is nestled in the valley of the mountains near Chimney Rock, North Carolina
A chapel at Hart Square (A village preserved in its entirety. A ghost town from the 1800s, right here in the hills of Hickory, North Carolina.)
An old water mill at Hart Square (A village preserved in its entirety. A ghost town from the 1800s, right here in the hills of Hickory, North Carolina.)