Dawn, somehow doesn’t get as much good press as sunset. But it’s really every bit as fabulous. And when I can, I like to get up and have a wander about in the early light.

Here I am in the rather odd, slightly blasted plain that is the dawn in Pune. Again at that Vineyard I went to – but we’re here to check out how light is so very different at different times of the day in India.

It’s really like that in any truly hot country – fresh and dewy first thing and then bakingly hot later on, usually with a fabulous dusty sunset. Gosh I miss the skies there. Come join me for a little spin about first thing. Feel the cool of the day before it gets warm and hear all the birds getting their days started.


This is part of the 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday. Take another 1 minute holiday here:

Video : 1 minute holiday : In the shadow of the volcano : clouds drift across Poas
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Video : 1 minute holiday : Serene golden Buddha, the Temple at Norbulingka

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