I just can’t deny that I didn’t enjoy my summers becoz I was denied the use of comp, by my sweet girls. Actually, it was a great time, doing sudden weekend trips to places in the outskirts of the city and enjoying the wonderful scenery it offered.
I felt more with nature – the beaches and the mountains are just a wonder to sit and admire in silence for hours together.
Ok, now, let the visual journey begin.
The Shore Temple at Mammallapuram, built during the Pallava reign. One of the World Heritage Monument site, it is being subjected to water and salty air erosion, because of which several parts of this wonderful temple, are no more there for us to see. I remember the time, when I had gone to this wonderful place, for my 10th standard school trip. And sadly, 60 % of what I saw then, is not there now. Renovation is in progress. It will be wonderful, if we could save them for our future generations to see this great piece of architecture.
Actually they are trying to cover the temple with a particular chemical, which will lessen the amount of erosion. Hope this monument stands for a long time to come. 🙂
Doesn’t this resemble the Merlion in Singapore ????
This is the Arjuna’s Penance !!!! It’s amazing how so many intricate sculptures were built on to a single piece of rock !!! Look at the artistic depiction of things.
Oh, the wonderful beaches !!!! How I wish I have a house facing the sea and I watch the waves from the balcony of my house !!! 😉 I love the horizons – look at the shade difference – the colors of the water and the sky is truly amazing.
The waves hugged our feet with the frothy water and pulled us gently forward – Oh !!! What a wonderful feeling. We were also keeping bets on which wave will hit us with more force, and guess what, we lost every time. Nature is beyond us all, hai na ? The big waves never made it to the coast, while the small ones, which we didn’t notice, hit us so hard, drenching us all. 🙂
It was so wonderful that we didn’t even mind the scorching sun, even when we were barbecued to perfection. Now, we are all working on removing that awful sun tan. 🙂
Next post on Yercaud !!! 🙂