"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Temple Twilight

“..your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams..”


Our day began in Mysore.
Seductive mangos had waylaid us along the journey.
By lunchtime, Halebidu was being explored.
And now, at dusk, we were in another city and another temple.

The Chennakesava temple of Belur was built by the same Hoysala kings who constructed the temples in Halebidu.

We arrived as the sun was starting to set.
The perfect time to sit peacefully and observe a temple, its artefacts and its people:


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Until finally we slipped away into the night.



12 responses

  1. That last photo is phenomenal!

    Joel and Acts say it well …

    May 18, 2011 at 10:29 am

    • The temple priests, sitting in quiet but earnest discussion, somehow brought those words to mind

      May 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

  2. What sights (and sites) you’ve seen.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    • It was an amazing trip and sharing the experiences here enables me to re-live the journey.
      I am hoping to take another tour in August, when Anu goes home for a couple of weeks. The destination? I haven’t a clue yet!

      May 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

  3. Beautiful photos, J. And that sunset is spectacular.

    May 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    • Thank you, Glynn. But the credit really belongs to this beautiful country’s breath-taking colours.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  4. Toffeeapple

    Simply gorgeous, I do so wish that I could be in India.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    • India is one of the great eternals, ever changing but always the same. She will always be ready to welcome you when you are ready to come.

      May 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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