Photographer's Note

Karnataka - Hampi - Rock, please don’t roll

Yesterday I showed a picture of the small Shiva Temple on top of Malayavanta Hill, also called the Cave Temple of Malayavanti Hill.
As promised, here three photos from the other side of the rock, the view that usually impresses most people a bit more.

The best time to be there is just before sunset.
Then the sun creates splendid colours on the boulder landscape.

Malayavanta Hill is one of the more elevated places in Hampi that is visited by many travelers to see the sun setting over the landscape of rice paddies, banana plantations and lots of huge boulders.
I also took pictures of the sunset. But you all know how that looks like: an orange ball that slowly sinks down to the horizon.
I was more impressed by that white shrine tower of the Shiva Temple on top of that gigantic boulder.
I took so many pictures that I could hardly choose which three I will show here and of course even more difficult: which will be the main photo?

As happened before, perhaps I didn’t make the right choice. Perhaps you will prefer the one in the vertical format with the moon ? Or perhaps the one where some people are included ?
It will be these three pictures. There’s so much to show of the three days I spent in Hampi.
I liked my stay in Mumbai very much but in Hampi I lost a tiny piece of my heart.

Yesterday Beverley asked if all those people did bring torches to find their way back after the sunset.
I don’t know, I had a torch. But the road wasn’t far, just a walk of five to ten minutes.
And everyone was really rushed because you do not want to stay behind at night in this area and in South India it gets dark quickly. Very quickly.

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