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Mahabalipuram    India 2010                                   
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Mahabalipuram, now called officially Mamallapuram, is 40 km south of Chennai [old Madras] on the Bay of Bengal. It is a fishing village and the shore temples are a world heritage site. We stay at the Golden Sun Beach Resort
The Golden Sun. Our room is behind the terra cotta horse on the left
Our restaurant
Arjuna's Penance; the descent of the Ganges.7th century carved from granite.
Temple 7th century; adjacent to Arjuna's Penance
Moin at the shore temples. these are the oldest rock-cut temples in India [c. 700].
Small temple in the nearby fishing village North of Mahabalipuram
Building a small fishing boat from 4 pieces of light wood
Going fishing
An alternative use of fishing boat; taking Russian tourists for a ride
The evening card game before the night's fishing
The coconut seller going home
Firewood for tonight's dinner
The lighthouse in the late afternoon
Time for home for souvenir seller
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