Letters – the Building Blocks of Knowledge
Varanasi, India

Letters – the Building Blocks of Knowledge

Letters are the basic building blocks of knowledge. The act of writing; forming words from a series of letters, allows us to share our thoughts, ideas, knowledge.

Letters and the Written Word
Varanasi, India
Letters and the Written Word
Calcutta, India

Language makes us human. Writing, perhaps man’s greatest invention, makes civilization possible.

Letters and the Written Word
Otavalo, Ecuador
Letters and the Written Word
Otavalo, Ecuador

According to a recent study, Indians spend an average of 10.4 hours a week reading. Americans spend about half that time reading. Korea and Japan are at the bottom of the list with 3 and 4 hours respectively.

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Delhi, India
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Varnasi, India
Letters and words
Mahatma Gandhi’s Library, Mumbai, India
Letters and the Written Word-7
Old Delhi, India

“It’s not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.” Vanna White

Letters and the Written Word-10
Havana, Cuba
Letters and the Written Word-10
Havana, Cuba

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”  Walt Disney

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Great post Ron – love all of it, especially the Disney quote πŸ˜‰

    1. The quote brings it all back around to what I am about. Thanks for you comment Tina.

  2. Amazing photos, and I love how you put the images together for a wonderful story.

    1. Ditto this comment.

    2. Thank you so much Tiare and thanks for visiting.

  3. This post doesn’t need much… You are saying a lot.. great

    1. Thank you Silvana and thanks for visiting.

    1. Thanks Meredith. The Disney quote spoke to me.

  4. Enjoyed your story here…

  5. Ron, this is a great set of images for the challenge. I love how you captured people reading all over the world. The images are so telling, and hopeful. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Cathy. I do enjoy being able to weave a story through several countries.

  6. Amazing images, Ron. Perfect and unique post for the challenge. πŸ™‚

  7. fantastic post! of course i paused when i spotted the otovalo scene… i had planned to be there this morning but decided to stop in quito and catch up – or risk running myself sick! the quito markets should provide what i am searching for today.. one is a ‘fresh’ aya uma/inti raymi mask for the next painting!

    this post was perfect for the wp challenge….

    z

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