Saturday, November 29, 2014

How High was the Water


About sixty days after the flood
A city still damp
daubed in two shades




Camps near Dal
 
Camp dwellers.
Most of the government camps look empty. People mostly stay with relative with a nominal person staying in the camp the mark his presence, expecting relief. People on radio sound angry about the way damage is being assessed and relief being handed out.


Clearing silt from the ghat near Fateh Kadal foot bridge


Not wishes tied to the walls of a shrine
Polythene and rubbish brought in by water
stuck to the Mesh panel of a little garden by the ghat 

Soaked ancient brickwork of a house along the river

After two weeks under fifteen feet of water
Dead plants in a private garden along Nageen lake
A positive side effect of the flood has been that the markets are flush with vegetables of great quality. 

A roadside stall offering flood infested material for sale.

The level at SPS museum along Bund road

Level of water inside the museum
Knees of the deity
I was told, most of the damage to display material has been to the papermache works. With about 2% almost of them gone.
Soaked old journals inside the Library of the museum

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