Every year there is an Indian mela in Hollands Park, Southampton and I make a point of attending if the weather is dry. A mela is described by Wikipedia as a Sanskrit word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’. The one here is quite large for such a gathering outside of India, and is a place where people of many cultures can come together to enjoy music and relax. By its very nature it is a very colourful event, and is a great place for street photographers.
A man walks through the Mela holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine. I ask him what his stick was, and he simply answers “My walking stick” with a puzzled look on his face that I should need to ask. Taken on my M7 using the 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 with Fuji neopan 400CN film. Post-processed in Lightroom CC