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Karnataka - Bye bye Hampi

It’s time to move on. My last photo of this fantastic location was taken in the same place as the first one I showed you.
Apologies if you find that this picture is too much similar to the first one but I simply couldn't resist.

The women in colourful saris, the coracles (light, bowl-shaped boats) on the Tungabhadra River, the rock-strewn landscape, the small white temple on the mountain top in the distance (temple of Hanuman) and the ruins of ancient tempels on the right, seemed to provide an appropriate photo to say goodbye to Hampi.

Next meeting: in Mysore.


PS: If you might think that only women in India are colourfully dressed, take a look in the WS at the man I
met near the Virupaksha temple.

That man came to me but unfortunately didn’t speak any English.
It was clear that he wanted alms. I wondered if he was a sadhu but Indian visitors told me he was a temple guard. Don’t know if this is correct.
A picture of such a colourful figure I didn’t want to miss. Unfortunately the quality is insufficient to post it as a main photo.

Funny but eleven years before me, Ken Boulter (Sardonik) took this picture in Hampi and posted it on TE:
http://beta.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/India/South/Karnataka/Hampi/photo830683.htm
I think it's the same man, just a lot younger of course. According to Ken, he was a sadhu.
I wanted to give a direct link, but I did not succeed in it this time … No idea why not …
When you select Hampi, you can find Ken's photo on page 11. Name of the picture: Virupaksha Temple - IV


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