Pola-und-Helena Photography

P&H EDIT: A Whiff of Paradise!

8.03.2011

Mauritius

Mauritius… Once we knew the new destination, we had certain images in our head – green, flat, maybe a little prosy island in the Indian Ocean. Beautiful beaches… and your common postcard landscapes… but what else? You see, this is the exciting thing about travelling… How the images change when you see the real country. The sensations sum up to a beautiful experience: you’re surrounded by the most picturesque nature, open people, tantalising adventures at land, at sea and in the air… Never a dull moment!


The elegant curve of the Beau Rivage beach forms a peninsula-like landscape and invites the visitor to watch the crystal clear waters of the lagoon… up to the horizon.

Aquatic sport is taken very seriously here… and so is siesta… :)


I (Pola) couldn’t get enough of this curvy… dune :)


Crowded beach? What is a crowded beach?


Choose any place to lounge around in the warm sand…


Another morning the hotel staff had a surprise for us: a breakfast in the lagoon… Honestly… where else could you get wet feet in style???


Feel secluded in one of the villas…


…with a pool only for you…


…and a great lagoon view.


A truly beautiful set of natural “pools” and waterfalls in the East of the island, framed by dark lava flows…


…which can heat up excessively in the sun…


…causing model’s feet to heat up, too :) … leading to excessive jumping and swearing… Helena ended up in the water… that sizzled strangely around her feet :)


Ile aux Cerfs in the East of Mauritius hosts one of the most sublime beaches…


…Early birds get a real Robinson Crusoe moment…


…but you should know for sure that your way back is secured if you don’t want that moment to become too authentic :)


A charming self-portrait featuring Helena’s legs :)


The Mauritian music and dance are influenced by multiple ethnic and cultural style elements, adapting traditional customs and rites.
Translator’s note: Even though the exact origin of this music remains unknown, the intense emotional expression of its 6/8 tempo tunes together with the dance (the whole body is shaking while the feet are not leaving the ground) leave an impression so deep it makes a sensitive photographer write stuff like “exzazerbate a nearly excessively abstract composition shape” in his travel diary…


A Hindu procession… but – oh…


…one of 19 piercings seemed out of place.


Caught red-handed! The tiniest of town offers Helena a shopping opportunity.


Highest quality or „the spice of life“…


De rigeur: our self-portrait (I’m the handsome one on the right) :) :):)

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