Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This particular one you see below, led us (a local kid and me) all the way up and stayed with us till we came back down.
Some times I feel they came to protect... just a feeling.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thippagondanahalli was one of our weekend destinations. Once Satish, Deepak and I spent a night camping next to the reservoir. We pitched a small tent, made a fire, sat around it drinking late into the night. Our dinner was 10 rolls shared between the three of us. When we ran out of booze, Satish and Deepak went to Tavarekere (about 12 kms) but came back disappointed.
When we were thirsty we tried to boil water from the reservoir so that we could drink it. The bottle burst and the water put off the fire. We decided to hit the sack, we got into the tent. It was filled with smoke. What a night!! Unforgettable!
Manchenbele is closer to Savandurga and I've passed by it plenty of times but never found an opportunity to go close to the water. It's quite big and you can appreciate it's size and beauty better from an elevated position. It's a popular destination for weekenders and for movie makers it's a convinient spot.
Manchenbele reservoir in the background
This one I compared with betel leaf plant.
And this one is some what similar to a young papaya leaf
...simple but beautiful
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Some time last week of December 1996, Gulveer, Kinetic Honda and I set off to Savandurga for an overnight stay. We stopped on the way, just before Manchenbele Reservoir, to take this picture. We are looking at Savandurga from the East.
We took the Mysore Road - Big Banyan Tree - Manchenbele - Savandurga route. The road was in bad shape but it's much more fun to ride through country side, villages and small hills and forest.
Renu shot this sunset photo at Omkar Hills, a small hill with an ashram on it on the outskirts of Bangalore. The small bump on the horizon, between the Sun and me is Savandurga...
Sun - Savandurga - Siddeshwar!!!
A collage of different views...
Starting from the top-left corner, we'll go in clock-wise direction;