Adrian Mole or Meursault from The Outsider (L’Étranger)? Perhaps with a dash of Pink Floyd added in. This is one of a very few passages in the Daodejing that is written in the first person, though it is not known who the actual writer is. Continue reading The outsider
A taste of the wonderful sights and sounds of Hampi Boulders Resort, probably the best hotel in Hampi.
A look at the Hampi Vithala Temple, a magnificent complex that is widely regarded to represent the apogee of Vijayanagara architectural style.
A short tour of the Hampi Royal Citadel, including the Zenana Enclosure, the exquisite Lotus Mahal, the Elephant Stables, and ruins of some of the old palaces and administrative buildings.
The Underground Shiva Temple was constructed well below ground level so that the linga could stand surrounded by water. Fortunately, some parts of its rather gloomy and empty interior were dry so we were able to have a poke around them, but neither of us was tempted to wade through the water surrounding the linga itself.
The Kadalekalu Ganesha & Sasivekalu Ganesha statues on Hemakuta Hill are popularly known as the Bengal Gram and Mustard Seed Ganesha statues because of their resemblance to these objects.
The magnificent ruins of Achyutaraya Temple, one of the most stunning sights in Hampi.
The ferry ride across the river was also a wonderful way to capture my first sights and sounds of Hampi. Incredible India. Sometimes there is truth in advertising.