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Dear my friends,

This was my first time visit at Hampi in the state of Karnataka, India. I traveled at the end of January, 2012. Actually this is a ruined city of India.

In ancient time its name was Vijaya Nagara. It is in Bellary District, state of Karnataka in India. It is the name of the now ruined capital city that surrounds modern-day Hampi, of the historic Vijayanagara empire which extended over the southern part of India.

In around 1500 AD Vijaynagar had 500,000 inhabitants, probably making it the second largest city in the world after Peking-Beijing and twice the size of Paris back then. The city flourished between the 14th century and 16th century, during the height of the power of the Vijayanagar empire. The ruins are now a World Heritage Site.

The exhibited picture is an elephant stables. A set of large stables, to house the ceremonial elephants of the royal household. The area in front of them was a parade ground for the elephants, and for troops.

I hope you enjoy it.

best wishes to all,

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-30
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-10-22 8:29
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