Monday, August 29, 2011

Kashmir by Martin Hürlimann, 1927

Came across these at ebay, unidentified. I recognized some of them, swiss photographer Martin Hürlimann with his brilliant use of vertical power shots is hard to miss (and hard not to be influenced by). These probably are from his Burma, Ceylon, Indo-China (1930).


A Rural House. 1927
Some where on way to Gulmarg. 2008. [some more houses]

Mar Canal by Martin Hürlimann (?)

Dal Lake

Paddy Fields
Paddy fields near Qazigund, 2008



view of Qazigund
View 2008. Previously: View of valley and Hügel's Atmospheric phenomena 


Nishat
History of Nishat

Raghunath Temple Jammu




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3 comments:

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    "Dear Vinayak, 8th Photograph from the top titled "Martin Harlimann 1927_Parbat." It has a brook at the bottom of the hill. There was no brook at Hari Parbat from any side. I asked my Father who is nearly 80 now, he too is certain that there never was any water body there. And we are from Ali Kadal. Reason i'm bugging u is i'm intrigued by this picture. Can u shed some light. Dinesh"

    Thanks for writing in Dinesh! I too am a intrigued by that image. I had a feeling that it's not Hari Parbat. The parbat seen in this particular photograph by Martin Hürlimann (and I am not sure if this one is by him) is probably somewhere around Pandrethan because on ebay it was tagged as "In the Liddar valley. Village with Monastery on the heights.". Hope that helps and do update me if you find anything.

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  2. Dear Vinayak, "Martin Harlimann 1927_Parbat.

    If it is Lidder Valley it would be Aishmukam Shrine, it comes on route to Pahalgham. Even i remember that. As per my father Lidder used to flow quite close to the mountain upto 1970s when its water started to be stolen to irrigate paddy fields of south Kashmir. A quick search on Google Images yields similar photographs. Seems there are Pundit families still living in Aishmukam village and being patronized by no less then a dignity like Yasin Malik. Dinesh

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  3. Thanks you!I do think it is Aishmukam. Will try to upload something about Aishmukam and its ancient Nagas sometime soon.

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