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.
Great shots =)
Thank you, Ana Lucia !
Wonderfully funny and interesting photos, Alessandro. The terrain in the background of the first photo looks very rugged and dry. It must be hard to make a living form the land in such an environment. The monkey and goat photos made me laugh. They are great comedic pics!
Not sure if you know, but my name is Katherine.
Thank you dearly. In fact, Indian weather varies between extremes of dryness and torrential rains. I’m sure that during the monsoon the whole area is much more lush, but i’m not likely to be there then…
I did not in fact know. Pleased to meet you, Katherine! 🙂
Nice to know you Alessandro and thanks for your comments on my blog!
Interesting series of animals, and beautiful photos. But I am worried about that dog, in Norway (and US) the owner would be arrested or something..
Oh, you do see some heartbreaking scenes around the world. Still, traveling is well worth the bother.
Thank you, Bente!
I love the one with the monkey
Thanks Nelson. Many monkeys in Hampi, especially around the main temple.
Nice, lots of stories. As for the weather, haha it’s the same around the regions near the equator. It’s either wet or dry. Range of temperature about the same all year round.
True – and not much difference in daylight hours between winter and summer… Thanks for the comment!
Poor dog…You always manage to capture such priceless gems! I, residing here, don’t..Brilliant, as always! 🙂
Perhaps it’s easier for an outsider – in this caser a traveller – to notice things that a local may have grown accustomed to… Thanks for the wonderful comment! 🙂
Animals rule! The monkey and the goat are to much.
Some parts of India have so many animals running around free and wild, that it’s easy to see why The Jungle Book was based here. Thanks, Antonio!
😀 The expression on the goat is priceless! Thank you for sharing this fantastic gallery, Alessandro 😀
And thank you for the enthusiastic feedback! 🙂
Te poor dog . . . . but what a priceless collection of shots, the exotic in the in the ordinary of day to day. The monkey and the goat seem to have it made!
The monkey, yes. But i think the goat only has it made until the trip to the butcher’s shop…
The animals featured in this post, are professional models??? 😉
Ha, yes! They all featured in Walt Disney’s rendition of The Jungle Book… 😉
Ah….my favourite place in India…..and some lovely, quite intimate views in glorious monochrome.
Hampi really is something else. So glad you enjoyed them – thanks!
All your 15 photos is a great series showing life in a village in India. Not much different from when I was travelling in India 40 years ago!!!!!
So true. India is definitely changing over time, but at its own, rather leisurely, pace… Thanks, Truels!
i think I would know these were your photographs even if I’d not been told – I love your eye on the world – the brilliant details in the ordinary day to day, the small moment.. you’ve really captured some truth here I think. Love them! 🙂
What a wonderful comment – thank you very much! I’m pretty sure we all develop our own personal style, provided we keep hammering away slowly and steadily at the subjects we love most… For me, it’s day-to-day life. 🙂
Just fantastic, Alessandro! Absolutely charming images.
Late, but, thank you, Karen.
Hello Alessandro. Today my son has moved from here into his new life. And after many weeks full of everything else but photos and following other’s stuff – I have started to follow up on my neglected photo life. One of the great experiences is to see your photos from India. To see these and read your small texts – gives me a great desire to get going out there again!
My friend, i myself derive intense stimulation from other people’s work. Reading a good menu can get those juices really flowing, and watching new photography does pretty much the same for the creative appetite. That said, there are times to run and times to rest. Main limitation is; we haven’t much control on how (or how fast) the clock works.
Thanks for the lovely comment and all the best with the new life, for all those concerned.
A wonderful series of photographs. You are really able to capture daily life in a rural area with strength and a personal vision. All the images radiate life.
Thanks, Otto! Indeed, if i were asked to sum up in one word only what it is that i like to photograph, Life would probably be the word…
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