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fivealive
November 16th, 2006, 01:47 AM
I highly recommend fellow New Yorkers (and all Americans) to travel to India. I'm not Indian, and I don't speak any Indian languages like Hindi, but English will do just fine. It's probably the most foreign place in the world to which you can travel but still get by in English. Here are some pics, though I'm no photographer.

Hampi (these are royal elephant stables):

http://static.flickr.com/104/298581920_9af8d12ce0_o.jpg

More of Hampi:

http://static.flickr.com/102/298581918_5223cfd8d9_o.jpg

A flooded temple in Hampi. Unlike in most countries, in India there is almost no restriction in which parts of ruins you want to explore:

http://static.flickr.com/100/298581916_9de0bd4625_o.jpg

Aerial view of a Hindu temple in Hampi:

http://static.flickr.com/119/298581917_64f354e0ec_o.jpg

The Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, bigger (though uglier) than the Taj Mahal:

http://static.flickr.com/101/298581910_d8f3a824c2_o.jpg

OmegaNYC
November 16th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Nice! That temple in the last pic is beautiful.

dragonslayer
April 7th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Where in south india are these pictures of? I visited Kerrala last October for a couple of weeks, and may be going back in the near future - i'd like to visit this temple.

Fibi
January 30th, 2008, 05:56 PM
I hope to see this magic place someday...

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 02:47 AM
I've been saying ever since I was 4 years old that I really must go to India someday, still not accomplished this goal some 37 years later.

The country looks absolutely fascinating, a bewildering mixture and clashing of cultures, sights, sounds and colour, a photographers dream come true to go there.

So many countries which are so fascinating, it's an amazing planet we live on.

India though I think would blow my socks off.

Many thanks for posting up the images.

Meerkat
February 6th, 2008, 09:01 PM
^Prepare yourself for a culture shock then. The word poverty takes on a whole new meaning.