Part 1 of my trip to India with Grandpa. Filmed and narrated by photographer Vicki Couchman www.vickicouchman.com/ E-mail Vicki@vickicouchman.com
Back to Bangalore Part 1 from Jason Scott Tilley on Vimeo.
I had read your beautiful story on your grand father’s secrets in The Indian Memory Project and had left my comments at the end of the post. Then I found your blog spot, and vastly enjoyed the vimeo taken, when you and your grandfather made a trip to Bangalore. That you love your grand father deeply is obvious, for the amount of trouble you had taken to trace the records in a Government office, for the graves of your grandpa’s ancestors, and later to find Scott’s bungalow. It must have been a very emotional moment for him.
I am now writing to you with a request. Would you be able to spare me a photograph of the Victoria’s of his times. They are slowly being phased out and a slice of history is going to be lost forever.
If you can help me, I would deeply appreciate it.
Hello Radha, I dont mind sharing with you a photograph but what do you mean by The Victorias?
Horse drawn carriage.
Hello Radha, are you sure I have a photograph of one of these carriages? I cant remember seeing it. If I do you are welcome to it.
My sister and I went back this year after 40 odd years and took our daughters to see where we grew up it was an amazing experience for both of us would not have missed it for the world…. just do it..and fall in love with India all over again.
Posted lots on photos on Indiaman Magazine.
It’s so much fun to travel back with the people who once lived there lives there.
Very best, Jason
My father and his siblings studied in Bishop Cotton’s in the 1920s. Circumstances of fate seem to have brought me to Bangalore from Australia (via a 27 years stay in England) on a temporary ‘6 year’ project. Beautiful to reconnect and experience the AI Bangalore I had only heard about!
Hello Michael nice to hear from you, it’s been quite some time.
Hi Jason, I often wonder how you are going and whatever became of the photography exhibition project. Do you have any plans of visiting Bangalore again? I am sure that there must be some way in which we can have the exhibition sponsored. I know some of the UK High Commission people in Bangalore. I think they are based in the British Library. Also, another gallery owner friend of mine is planning an exhibition of early Bangalore photographs, books, ephemera, etc. Keep in touch
Well, your granddad’s a tough old bird. I hope he enjoyed his trip.
He was a tough old bird and yes thank you he a terrific time
sitting here in an emotional state, I can only say how lucky you were to be able to take your Grandfather back with you. what a lovely man. My sons treated me last spring to a trip to walk in my Late Father’s boyhood footsteps in Bangalore. Your 1st video mirrored our Journey, I look forward to the second one, when I can face it. You were also lucky to find the graves, we searched records offices and the entire graveyard with no success. The people we encountered on our emotional journey could not have been more helpful. I shall enjoy exploring the rest of your site.
Thank you Penny for such a nice message.
Hi Jason, Nice videos. It was great seeing your photo exhibition at The Herbert, Coventry in the UK today 22nd Nov 2014.
Thank you very much Prachi. I am pleased you enjoyed the show. Jason
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