More unusual views of what i consider a truly stunning place. All photos taken in 2014 in Hampi, Karnataka state, India.
“Hello, Sir! One photo?” It is not unusual for Indians of all ages to ask for their photo to be taken.
Around dawn by the river banks. Already the grass is covered in drying laundry.
Just a few meters downstream, men, women and animals work the land in age-old fashion.
Two small metal dinghies ferry people – and much else – across the river every fifteen or so minutes.
But of course, either side of the river provides the backdrop for some unusual snapshots..
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed.
A few more visions of Hampi, the Indian world heritage site on the banks of a lovely river.
Alongside the people, Hampi hosts a wide array of animals. Oddly, the dog in this picture is tethered tightly to a small post, while the water buffalo are free to roam.
Hmmm. i wonder if my laundry is dry yet…
The bed is a nice touch. Now, if only i could have a mattress and a pillow…
And of course, this being India, the local temple comes complete with Laxmi, the resident elephant cow.
In fact, some people seem to think there are too many animals in and around Hampi. This rice farmer in particular could do with fewer crows…
I hope you enjoyed this week’s instalment. Thank you for the visit.
Hampi, in the Indian state of Karnataka, is a holy town on the banks of a slow-moving river whose ruins are visited by untold numbers of tourists and religious pilgrims. But this photographer does not like ruins. The focus here, as usual, is on Life.
For being a world heritage site, Hampi could use a little cleaning up around the edges.
The river banks are littered with huge, circular granite boulders.
Should you wish to cross the river, one interesting way is to board a floating wicker basket. And no, the outboard motor they are carrying is not for use with the basket…
At all hours of the day, people come to bathe – and pray – in the cleansing waters.
And after a bath, what could be better than a professional shave? Alfresco, of course…
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed,