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April 16th, 2012
A Passage to India

India - Mahabalipuram


India - Mahabalipuram

Just a quick post today since I have important writing stuff to do. Smile

During our visit to Mahabalipuram, in Northern Tamil Nadu, India hubby and I were wandering around the various temples taking photos. We came across this group of students who were also visiting. The teacher (the lady in the sari) barked out a command. All the kids lined up and grinned at us while the teacher indicated we should take a photo. We were frightened to disobey cause she had a stick! She was one fierce lady.

The top photo shows some of the awesome carvings. I have a soft spot for elephants. Notice the detail. Just amazing.

9 comments to “A Passage to India”

  1. The carving is amazing, so much attention to details. I love seeing pics and reading about your travels.

  2. Thank you for sharing the pictures. You have visited so many amazing places.

  3. Always obey the women holding a stick. *grin*

  4. Definitely! The stick rules :)

  5. LOL!! Yes, obey the lady with the stick.

    They took an adorable picture. Love the carving! So much detail.

  6. Yes, definitely obey the holder of the stick. And I love the detail in that carving. Both pictures are beautiful.

  7. Cute kids and statuary!

  8. LOL funny. it’s a good picture even if you took it out of duress…:P

  9. I first went to India in 1960 and found the contrast between the architectural glory of the Raj and the squalor of Calcutta initially disturbing (I was young). We spent six weeks there and I left with the conflict still unresolved.
    Over the next two years I spend similar periods there every three or four months andtraveledd quite widely, observing, getting to know individuals, seeing beyond the surface appearance and growing to admire their resilience. I was working, not touring, and there were frustrations, but India taught me a lot, not the least about myself.