Diu, a small island on the western tip of India and an overnight journey from Ahmedabad, where I stay, is a former Portuguese colony that retains some of the old world charm even today. I spent a lovely weekend there a few days back, enjoying the sea, sun and sand. And getting pissed drunk at night. And making pictures, of course...! One of the popular tourist attractions in Diu is the fort which once housed the cellular jail- home to several prominent 'reactionaries' during India's freedom struggle.
This odd juxtaposition of elements caught my eye at the entrance to the fort. A 'NO ENTRY' sign, a couple of cannons and several assorted cannon-balls seemingly announcing 'Bugger off! You've no business being here!!' and a stalk of flowers nestling among the cannons as if to say 'Don't take us seriously, we're all about the sun and sand, really...'
Nikon F75, 28-105mm
2005, Diu Fort and Cellular Jail, Diu.