The Poetry of the Gaze: Visual Art: Flavours of Cities, Towns or Villages

Anasuya Bhar


The relationship between the mind and the camera is ever fluid. The human gaze creates poetry all the time – collecting and weaving images into patterns of different kinds. The more the eye sees, the more it ponders and tries to assimilate all differences into a linear design. In the beginning were the elements, the mountains and the seas and then the landforms, creeks, riverways, habitats – and then came the cities and then civilization advanced, through various lines and contours. There are architectural marvels, corridors of history and also man’s creation along the paths of genius. And then there are his small pleasures of kindness and love, his petty possessions and bigger dreams. But all these must come, necessarily to an end. And then is the time of great rest amidst flowers and good wishes, in everlasting peace.

The pictures following, have tried to weave such a saga for which the photographer, an amateur one at that, has searched through various places. It is her mind which has marvelled at the highs and the lows of time and history, trying to weave this one saga of continuity beyond time or borders. There are more stories created, more histories written. This is just one of them.

The High and the Mighty – the Swiss Alps, Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland, May 2018

The Quiet Blues –Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui, Thailand, June 2012

Avenues, a Creek in the Sunderbans – West Bengal, India,  January 2013

The Solitary Splendour – Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand India, April 2017


Avenues again – Venice, Italy, May 2018

A Paris skyline, from Musee D’Orsay – Paris, France, May 2018

Tour Eiffel – A Different Perspective –  Paris, France May 2018

The Maze – Bolognese Staircase – Musei Vaticani Italy, May 2018

The Corridors of History – Florence, Italy, May 2018

The Ruins – Bawali, West Bengal, India, March 2018

Mimesis, at the Louvre – Paris, France, May 2018

Display at the Flea Market – Zurich, Switzerland, May 2018

Love, locked – Bridge on the River Salzach, Salzburg Austria, May 2018

An Ensemble on the Street – Zurich, Switzerland, May 2018


Elegy, by the Churchyard – Salzburg, Austria, May 2018

Anasuya Bhar
Dr. Anasuya Bhar is Associate Professor of English at St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata India. She loves travelling, dreaming and writing poetry. She also takes pictures with stories.

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