Udvada–A Photo Journey

Each visit to Udvada is a refreshing experience for the soul. This time, however, I thought I would capture the flavor of Udvada on camera, to share with those who have not been able to make it there for a while. I took a stroll one evening and entered a few houses the next evening. And this is what I got back to share. Savor the pics one by one, click on them to see the bigger picture and feel free to zoom in for greater detail. Each one is a delight. Copy them, share them, print them and enjoy them whichever way you would like to.

Most of the pics are on my basic Sony camera which is now 5 years old and shows no signs of retiring.

Let’s start with the roads. Most of the roads look deserted, with minimal traffic, but the noticeable difference is in the availability of autos at the Chowk. You will recognize them all. So here goes …….

Once the roads are done, the signs cannot be far behind. Here they are with their unmistakable rustic charm, including the warning – “we are not the cheapest, but the best !!”  Take time to read each one, including the plaque at the railway station……. and don’t forget to notice the cars, neatly parked just alongside the “No Parking”  signs …………

The buildings standing on the roads – villas, cottages, row houses, apartment houses – some old and dilapidated, some abandoned and some spanking new – all standing next to each other, demonstrating the multiplicity of architectures and, above all, showing that the new order cometh…………Remember to look at the Museum Videos, uploaded earlier,  by clicking here

And, inside the buildings is the ancient furniture, curios and showpieces with flashy colors with the typical parsi touch………….

The torans, though not many are the symbols of a quintessential Parsi home – enjoy the various intricate patterns and marvel at the effort to hand-make them……

The people – some ageing, some young, some faces which you would instantly recognize and some more which display that they are from Udwada only !

Looking around, one sees nature. A grand old tree, witnessing the history of Udwada, a cherry plant more than 50 years old with cherries in different hues….. aaaah

And finally a few miscellaneous photos, all my own work. Take time to view the wells, the marketplace, the ageing grinding mill, and much more.

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Here are some more pics of the Pak Iranshah at Udvada shared by Arzan Sam Wadia of ParsiKhabar.net

Click Here to view them

 

16 comments

  • Yazdi what a labour of love!!!! Many many thanks for sharing.
    Meher Shroff
    Canada

  • Excellent photos. When did you go to Udvada and when did you buy a new camera ;-).

    Saw T3 also in some photos. Keep up the good work.

    Aspi

  • Good idea photographing udvada in the present day for the next gen to see.

  • Ardeshir Bakhtiani

    Thank you for such a wonderful and great work.Beautiful place and remembrance for me.Love you and all our Zarthoshtis,.

  • You havedone good job. Some of old model houses are worth in Udwada as another generation will hardly get opportunity to see such structures.

  • Mrs. Bakhtawar Pardiwala

    Yezdi, this is a dream come true for me. I havnt been to Udvada for quite a while as I am in Sydney. Thanks for bringing back all my memories. Bakhtawar

  • Aloo Fanibanda

    exelant, thanks for sharing.

  • You have done a great job in photographing our beloved, old Udwada.
    I am sending this to my relatives who live abroad and who rarely get a chance of visiting Udwada.
    Dinoo P Jilla, Mumbai

  • Show these pictures to all the children living abroad so some day they might think of visiting Udwada.

  • Yezdi uncle thanks for the uploads, lovely they should be doumented.

  • Thanks Yezdi , I’m taking my family there at the earliest.A journey we have long delayed.

  • Mrs Mahrukh Pajnigar

    Nice Photographs Lovely. I haven’t visited udwada since the Year 1993. In my next trip to Mumbai definitely planning to visit UDWADA

  • Excellent work Yezdi. A photobook would now be in order.Very well done. Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand. Thank you so very much for making me so proud of my heritage

  • Hamavand K Katila

    Awsome work Yezdi uncle. its really a hard work and more ofit love towards our heritage.

  • Lovely pics,too good .Love our heritage and good old udvada.

  • Thank you so much for this beautiful labour of love. Jeh.

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