Another timeless monochrome from India and from long ago, so scanned from film.
It was taken in a tiny village called Aihole in Karnataka State which is blessed with the remains of dozens of temples from the sixth and seventh centuries.
This bike repair shed serves a rural community, and perhaps doesn’t get as much passing trade as the liquor store just up the street, but the condition of the roads must cause quite a few punctures and bent wheels.
A warm evening light graces the street at Hampi, Karnataka, India.
The wonderful Karnataka landscape of Hampi.
It was a hot day and the children of Badami Primary school are attending to their studies on the verandah overlooking Agasthya Lake.
This is a re-edit of a photo taken in Hampi Bazaar and previously seen on my old blog.
The Anjana Matha Temple, Anjanadri Betta, can be seen on the summit of this hill that stands just to the north of the Tungabhadra River. The temple is dedicated to Hanuman.
The location is in the Indian State of Karnataka close to the Hampi world heritage site.
This is one of a series of black and white conversions of photos taken on my travels in India. We have seen pictures from here before but I make no apologies for revisiting Hampi on the Tungabhadra River especially as this evening scene with villagers bathing is one of my favourite memories.
The small mosque in Badami is beautifully constructed from local sandstone and stands next to the low dam that holds back the Agasthya Lake.
I have visited Badami on several occasions with friends or on my own and have stayed at the Badami Court Hotel which is a short walk north of the town on Station Road.
Nearby is Pattadakal with its world heritage temples and slightly further away is Aihole in a landscape full of very ancient temples.
This perfectly beautiful site is the Bhutanatha Temple. The temple dates from the 7th century with the addition of an 11th century open hall on the waterfront. It is located on the Agasthya Lake in Badami, Karnataka, India.
Badami is one of my favourite small towns in India with its quiet winding streets. It is surrounded by high sandstone cliffs with their well known 6th century caves and the surrounding countryside is full of fascinating ancient temple sites.
A mono of the River Tungabhadra where it passes through the world heritage site at Hampi in the Indian State of Karnataka.