Archive for February, 2011

Day 58

Posted in Bangladesh, Portraits with tags on February 28, 2011 by marlandphotos

THIS BENGALI YOUNG MAN AT THE TRAIN STATION in Dhaka wanted his photo taken.

Day 57

Posted in Bangladesh, Portraits with tags , , , on February 25, 2011 by marlandphotos

BENGALI YOUNG LADY ON EKUSHI FEBRUARY.  Don’t mess up the mascara!

Day 56

Posted in Bangladesh, Dhaka, Holiday, Portraits, Street scene with tags , , , on February 24, 2011 by marlandphotos

GIRLS FROM SUNSHINE ACADEMY IN DHAKA, Bangladesh among the throngs celebrating Ekushi February.

 

Day 55

Posted in Friends, Portraits with tags , , on February 24, 2011 by marlandphotos

CHAYLA LOVIN’ THE COUNTRY AIR in a village near Manikganj, Bangladesh.

Day 54

Posted in Bangladesh, Friends, Holiday, Portraits with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by marlandphotos

ON EKUSHI FEBRUARY (Feb 21) holiday folks were out commemorating International Mother Tongue Language Day.  Charles and his daughter, Candace were trying out  hats.  In reality Candace wanted a hat, and a cap salesman wanted Charles to have a cap!

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER!

“Pollyanna?”  & her Father!

Day 53

Posted in Bangladesh, Occupation, Portraits, Street scene with tags , , , , on February 22, 2011 by marlandphotos

BENGALI MAN DEMONSTRATING WHAT his bubble blower can do!  What child wouldn’t want one of these after seeing this demonstration.  Near the Boi Mela (Book Fair) there were many vendors trying to sell their wares.

Day 52

Posted in Bangladesh, Friends, Holiday, Marland & Alice, Portraits with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by marlandphotos

EKUSHI FEBRUARY, AND INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY!  MY WIFE, ALICE, AND I HAD our faces painted which is a tradition on holidays.  We both had the Shohid Minar (language martyrs memorial) painted on our faces and Alice had the Bangladesh national flag painted on her hand. This is the day in 1952 when some students were martyred who were protesting because Pakistan didn’t want Bangla as one of the national languages.  At this time Alice and I were 3  1/2 years old.