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Andrea blogged recently under the title ‘Forgotten’ seehttp://hereisandrea.wordpress.com/forgotten/

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With her consent I offer a post on the theme ‘Forgotten’ showing a timber fishing boat, likely built at Mandvi across the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch, on a deserted beach some 2 miles walk from the city of Dwarka, Gujerat, India. Details on the anchor post, deeply scored by countless raising and lowering the anchor are evidence of a busy life, now abandoned and forgotten and at the mercy of the elements.

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Dwarka is one of seven most holy places for Hindus. The city was built by Vishwakarma on the order of Lord Krishna on land reclaimed from the sea. It is believed the city was destroyed by rising sea water upon Krishna’s death and the site of the present city engulfed several times since around 3000 BC. Recent investigations have revealed the possible existence of Krishna’s original mythological ‘lost city’ off the coast, lost but not forgotten.

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8 Responses to FORGOTTEN

  1. Theresa says:

    Fascinating forgotten images and story; to be continued?

  2. Madhu says:

    Another fascinating post Tony! Those forlorn boats remind me of the ones in the abandoned yard of my childhood home! Featured them in my memories post last year.

  3. adinparadise says:

    Love these photos of the abandoned boat, and I do love a good mystery. I wonder if the lost city will ever be re-discovered.

    • 2far2shout says:

      Off-shore investigations have discovered evidence of hundreds of buildings roads and pottery and ceramics. Carbon dating has revealed a substantial settlement some 7000 years BC which seems to predate Krishna’s ‘paradise’. Watch this space….

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A fascinating find, I can’t help but wonder who this belonged to, where it sailed and just imagine the fish caught! It looks like it would have been pretty too, someone’s pride and joy gradually returning to nature – except for the fibre glass!
    Thanks for the share about Lord Krishna 🙂

  5. hereisandrea says:

    Terrific post for the “forgotten”. I sense the loneliness of this deserted beach and vessel through your photos. And how wonderful that you were able to share the history here as well.
    Bravo!
    Thanks for the mention also!

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