"this world is like a book and those who do not travel read only one page of it" from(i don know) .. My photos dont let me down like my words i guess.So i post more photos than writing lots........

Monday, May 29, 2006

2nd set from the Bellur Haleebedu ride.

The world never ends...

















Neither does the roads...
















Supposedly the world's tallest monolitic statue of the naked god Gomatheswara.(From the Jain temple- Sravanabelagola)

















The ferocious Hindu god Narashimma(face of lion and body of human) tears off a demons stomach and rips away the intestines..11th century death metal freaks would have designed him I guess..
















The ouside of the Halebeedu temple was filled with sculptures of gods ,animals,dancers musicians,sexual acts etc.....


















We met scorpion at the village we camped for the night.

13 Comments:

Blogger Dia said...

WoW...:) Wonderful images, I specially like the god statues :)

oh oh, I will be cautious about Scorpions if I do any camping in India :)

May 30, 2006 2:59 AM

 
Blogger fatty ~ said...

amazing! specially the first one - like the sepia look about it!

May 30, 2006 4:20 PM

 
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

These pictures, particularly the deity images, are awesome. Excellent. What a pleasure to see!

May 31, 2006 5:22 AM

 
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice capture...i like scorpion shot..kinda cool with bright spotlight:-)))

May 31, 2006 7:47 AM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@Dia:Hey thanks..

@fatty:Wow good to see u bak in blogsphere.

@Enemy:Thanks.Yeh and there is so much variety and detail in them.I was fascinated.

@outdoor:Thanks....

May 31, 2006 12:05 PM

 
Blogger Kris said...

Dear Vathsan, thanks for sharing your journey..a real pleasure!

you camp with the scopions???..brave!

oh, my fave shot this time is the first photo ;)

May 31, 2006 4:19 PM

 
Blogger Nicola said...

Ohlala, watch out with the scorpion! Great photos again!

June 01, 2006 5:42 AM

 
Blogger Patty said...

great title for the 1st image. love the 2nd photo of the road! yikes-that's a large scorpion. did you kill it or let it go? i was once stung by a scorpion. ever been stung by one?

June 01, 2006 8:33 AM

 
Blogger Ash said...

Great post, as always!

June 01, 2006 9:00 AM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@Kris:Its a real plaesure to share ur experiences too.Thanks

@nicola:Thanks and I yeh i will watch out...

@patty:A villager passing by killed it justifying the act by saying the life of the villagers is more important than the scorpion.We asked him not to kill it but still it was killed.

@ash:Hey welcome bak.....

June 01, 2006 12:53 PM

 
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

man u have been to some amazing places - im so jealous

June 02, 2006 7:54 AM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@adam:yeh the world is an exciting place to live.

June 22, 2006 12:39 PM

 
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March 17, 2007 11:56 AM

 

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