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Day 10 – Holy Disciple Bones and the Shiva Temple

The day started with us getting off the train at 10 AM to begin our adventure in Channai, which used to be called Madras. I know Madras well from all my days playing Civilization! Anyway, we began at the Cathedral of St. Thomas were we saw his remains then drove on to a place called Mahabalipuram. Who has ever heard of Mahabalipuram? Who can even say it? Well apparently everyone here can and they had great trouble whenever I tried to say this out loud. I’d just get a lot of confused looks.

Tomorrow, we head on to Puducherry to visit more sights…

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Making a pilgrimage to Shore Shiva Temple in Mahabalipuram.

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Indian ladies love taking photos with Isabella and Scarlett because they look so different.

Daily Photo – Exploring another temple

Exploring another temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-05 11:35:02
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Peter Dinnan

    Hey Trey, I’m nit picking here however back in the day (of film) the Swedish giant was referred to as a ‘Blad’ not ‘Hassel’. May be different these days with digital…? Anyway, wasn’t too sure at first with the digital Blad however these Indian shots are are beginning to show the clarity of the median format. I’ve always maintained new lenses need to be broken in – just like a new car, or horse, or something! – before they’ll deliver the goods. Happy hunting 😉

  • susan ratcliff

    wow! Awesome video! So fun and am sure the kids are enjoying 🙂

  • Travis B.

    Hi Trey, I’m a stranger living in Santa Cruz, California. Love travelling with my family as well. I’ve been on a road trip through India in ’06. Glad to see you’ve got a driver 😉 People there love being photographed. Do me a favor… Get a Polaroid and leave a little thank you photo behind. You will create some beautiful moments of really happy and thankful faces. Thank you Trey

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