jurong-bird-park-singapore  A Gathering of colorful parrots at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.

Hope is the thing with feathers

that perches the soul

and sings the tune without the words 

and never stops at all 

~ Emily Dickinson

Flamingoes

Pink flamingoes gather for their daily meet

See how the sacred old flamingoes come,

Painting with shadow all the marble steps:

Aged and wise, they seek their wonted perches

Within the temple, devious walking, made

To wander by their melancholy minds.

~ William Butler Yeats

 

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair

People gather for the annual fair at Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.

The Fair is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs. Besides, the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction.

Thousands throng to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women visit the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics.

 The festival begins with a camel race, music, songs and exhibitions to follow.

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Golden temple in Amritsar

People gather to pray at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India. The Golden temple or the Harimandir Sahib is considered holy by Sikhs. The holiest text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, is present inside the gurdwara. It’s a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally.

*/This post is inspired by Weekly Photo challenge Gathering. Document a gathering and share your interpretation with us. It could be your entire family decked out in ugly holiday sweaters. It could be a group of seagulls strutting down the beach./*