Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 272 Mamalapuram

Mamalapuram is well known for its stone carving - both the ancient variety and the modern version displayed by many shops around town. Though also the ancient ones look very modern at times: Disco gods! New yoga positions for 8 arms! Dancing with a water buffalo mask, club in hand! Obese putti hovering above it all!
Some of the temples around are from the 7th century and most were not built but carved out of the rock. But even without all this the area would be very nice.
And this being a very touristy place I organized some stuff I will have a hard time finding anywhere else: sunscreen, mosquito repellent and shoes in my size - after 9 month my flipflops gave up: goodbye my old friends, you served me well!

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