Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Inda, continued

We arrived in Madras (India) after dark, at about 9 p.m., if I remember correctly (which is suspect). Aside from the vague recollection of many, many people waiting at the airport to greet arrivals, the first thing I noticed was the festive artificial palm tree at left. Lights that blinked in succession enlivened it. Needless to say, one has to wonder why a place with so many real palm trees... well, never mind.

The hotel was the Taj, a lovely old place with fabulous food and a beautiful garden and pool. New birdsong greeted us the next morning, though there were still some familiar bird sights....

We started out, in our half-conscious, jet-lagged state, visiting a museum so as to familiarize ourselves with Hindu sculptures (the country is 80% to 85% Hindu, still, today) and the artistic progression of artists through many centuries, starting with the 4th century (or thereabouts).

More later...

1 comment:

marrin borg said...

Am enjoying your blog. .
Will be checking it often to relive our trip through your sketches. You are so talented. Marrin