Konyaks, the head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyaks, head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyaks, head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyak tribal people – once fearsome warriors and head-hunters, now dying-out culture of Nagaland, northeast India. They are recognised by their facial and body tattoos, their age is seldom confirmed, but estimated from 80 to over 100 years. It is believed that in 10 or 15 years these Konyak head-hunters will be buried beneath Christian headstones in the mountain villages and since their history is not stored in any pleadings, the living memories of their unique cultural existence will disappear for ever.

Khumhi, about 80-year old head-hunter lives in the village of Longwa and spends most of the day chewing betel nuts and smoking opium.

Khumhi, about 80-year old head-hunter lives in the village of Longwa and spends most of the day chewing betel nuts and smoking opium.


Matsuo Basho on Kyoto

“In Kyoto,
hearing the cuckoo,
I long for Kyoto.“

About Crete

 

Sunset at aus Bay, Crete

Sunset at Balus Bay, Crete

There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair land and a rich, begirt with water, and therein are many men innumerable, and ninety cities.

– Homer (fl. 850 B.C.), The Odyssey –

Chania port, Crete

Chania port, Crete

Old town of Chania after sunset, Crete

Old town of Chania after sunset, Crete

“I wonder if Socrates and Plato took a house on Crete during the summer.”

― Woody Allen, Love and Death –

Balos Bay, Crete

Balos Bay, Crete

“The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.”

– Saki –

Workout in Balos Bay, Crete

Workout in Balos Bay, Crete

We, who are dying, are doing better, than they, who will live. For Crete doesn’t need householders, she needs madmen like us. These madmen make Crete immortal.
– Nikos Kazantzakis –