Temple festival, Thrissur (Kerala), Indiachristine
: Although we didn't get to see the ever-famous Thrissur Pooram
, we were lucky enough to see a smaller similar type event also in Thrissur.
The events started in the temple grounds, where the elephants were on display with their extravagant gold headpieces and a few younger men stood on their backs with brightly coloured umbrellas. In front of them were the musicians, who played music on traditional instruments. It was around this time I noticed that a TV camera crew were on the scene and instead of filming the events were filming us
They then walked the elephants out slowly from the temple and out across the road to an open field for proper lineup and display. That's where this shot is from. The ceremony didn't last too long, but the image of the day was burned into memory.