I came across the Virupaksha temple bells in a dark corner while following a wedding party around the temple. A peaceful corner on a happy, noisy, wind band sort of Saturday when most of the village had gathered to celebrate three weddings. An unexpected find at an unexpected event.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and no doubt an inspiration to boys in every village throughout India, like these in Aihole where they were playing in front of one of the many temples in the village.
A man sits on his verandah, working on a sewing machine. A photo recorded on film in 1997 while walking the backlanes of the small village of Aihole near Badami in Karnataka.
A washed out looking Dumfries & Galloway Castle that’s sited on an island on the River Dee. Many of the castles in the region are basically fortified tower houses, the ruins of which can be spied standing in lonely isolation in fields, hidden by trees, or standing next to farm buildings.