December 29, 2009

Greetings from Hampi

Stone Chariot at Vittala Temple, Hampi
27 December 2009


After celebrating Christmas in Bangalore, and post Christmas good times in Mysore, I am now in Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the glorious Vijayanagar Empire. The past few days have transported me to the awe and ambience of the golden age of that Empire along the Tungabhadra river.

Sunset at Tunghabhadra Dam, Hospet
28 December 2009

Like the beauty of the setting sun captured here, may the year 2009 end on a similar note, and I wish all my readers a happy holiday season and a lovely 2010.

Sunset from Mahanavami Dibba, Hampi
26 December 2009

Cheers.

celine

16 comments:

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures, the top two particularly. Have a wonderful holiday.

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Wow! You've have been travelling all the time; you gave up Kuweit? ;)
Those sunsets are awesome!!

Blogtrotter has reached the January 2009 trips! Not bad; just one year delay... ;)
Enjoy, comment and enter 2010 in great shape! Wish you all the best for the New Year!!!

Kay said...

What a view! Best of New Years to come to you! :)

Vamsee Modugula said...

You are back in India!! Are you still on sabbatical?

Lovely pictures! First one is beautiful!

Lakshmi said...

good to know u are near by..any chances of coming back to Blr ?

Fida said...

Such calming photos...got a melancholic feeling how fleeting time is.

I wish you a happy and travelicious 2010!

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Happy New Year!!

Blogtrotter has reached 500 posts on all blogs with some views of «La Petite France, Strasbourg», truly missing your comments! Enjoy and have a first great week in 2010!!!

Zhu said...

Happy new year traveler! So you are back, eh.

The first picture is lovely - artistic carving!

The second one is so peaceful...

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Everything ok with you?
Enjoy your travelling, wherever you are... ;)

Merisi said...

Happy New Year, Celine! :-)

These are beautiful images,
I enjoyed also scrolling through your other travel posts of late.

Charu said...

Hampi is quite a wonderful place, isn't it? I love the first pic - of the stone chariot... and here is wishing you a great year!

Shantanu said...

Wish you a Very Happy New Year! Looks like you had a great time ringing in the New Year with a stroll through history...

UTP said...

What a beautiful piece of architecture... intricate and so much detail...

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! Where are you?

Meanwhile a new blog is born: Blogtrotter Two! Hope you enjoy at least as much as the previous version and look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend!!!
Gil

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shots !! Nice post !!

sandeep said...

luved the first picture - its funny the way he is peeping inside the wheels :)