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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pictures of Hanchehalli

Hello everyone! Sorry about the delay on blog posts, I've been busy as you can see. These are all pictures of the adventures I've been on since arriving in Bangalore. I'll describe them briefly, but full story-style posts to explain all these pictures will soon follow. For now, enjoy the pictures!

For the record:

Hanchehalli is a small town about 3 hours south of Bangalore. Gowri's parents own the farm, and a family lives there year-round to take care of the crops and the house. We luckily have the opportunity to visit the village and farm from time to time and climb the rocks, explore for snakes, and enjoy some time away from the city.

For the previous post: Savandurga is (so I was told) the second biggest monolithic rock in the world. It's only about an hour and a half away from the southern part of Bangalore. It used to be a summer post for Tipu Sultan where there are now ruins from an old stable, temple etc. We were able to camp in one of the ruins. More details to follow.
Rock formation just up from the farm at Hanchehalli

Sunset. In the zoomed out picture you can see Savandurga looming in the background (to the left).
A market on the way back to Bangalore

The road home... beautiful
I can't really describe these pictures... just wait to see the video that accompanies these pictures. Lets just say that that rock is no longer on that cliff.
Relaxing above the farm. If you look closely, just to the left of me there is a small patch of trees way below. You can see the roof of the farm house.

Rock climbing near the farm
Lotus flowers in a pond right outside the house. They only come out at night and close up shortly after morning arrives.

Enjoying the view... the bottom picture was taken first... soon after the clouds and storm rolled in, and the second (top picture) was taken. It's dark but you can see Paul and I standing on the rocks.
Rock jumping.. from right to the left
A view at Hanchehalli
Praying Mantis... sweet

Crazy Catapillar


  1. Hi Norman, even your pictures are as descriptive as your writting. Love them, love the crazy catepillar but the lotus flowers are outstanding.
    Love Mom

  2. Norm, this place looks so beautiful, I can't get over it! I can't wait to see it for myself. So happy you're doing well :) Miss you!!! - Jess

  3. Hi Norm,
    I'm sitting here admiring your pictures with Elven, my photo mentor, and he was admiring your pictures and wondered what kind of camera you had. He agreed the pictures are great.
    G & G