Friday, May 16, 2008

shadows and reflections

shadow of the hill on a screen of mist... if you look carefully, you can see my shadow too.


reflection on a cloudy day

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ruins of Savandurga


Temple Gopura in ruins


a shelter designed for summer?


quarters for soldiers on guard duty atop Savandurga


A gate way in the fort wall on the smaller neighboring hill


wall built on one of the hills


another view of the wall


part of the fort wall


a narrow gateway for security






Sunset at Savandurga

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Over night stay atop Savandurga - I

December 1996. Gulli and I set off to Savandurga on my Kinetic Honda for an over night stay on top of the hill.



The night was windy, misty and cold. The wind made all kind of scary noises. Gulli was worried about ghosts.

The fire hardly lasted. But we had moon's company. We saw the Moon rise over Bangalore...

We saw city lights... Bangalore towards east, Ramanagara on the south and Magadi on the west.




Just the two of us on the largest rock hill in Asia!! Frankly speaking, we just waited for the Sun to come back.

First time I ever saw sun-set, moon-rise, moon-set and sunrise... an experience to cherish.

Gulli behind a bouquet of wild grass flowers.



It was fun!!!