CFFC: Stairs or Steps

Stairs at Chitradurga fort | Anita
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs or Steps

A Photo a Week Challenge: From Above

Peek at Pillars | Anita
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge


Sculpture on mantap pillar

Seen at Chitradurga Fort, a well-known site in Karnataka (the state where I live) with quite a history, and associated with legends in the Mahabharata, an epic dating back centuries before our time..


Look at these two. I don’t know what game they’re playing, but one of them seems really grumpy and so done with the whole thing, while the other seems really cheerful and chirpy!! 🙂

View from a dam

View from the top

As seen from the top of the Vani Vilas Sagar dam at Chitradurga. The greenery, the farms, the hills, the patches of sun drifting along the landscape — it was all so mesmerizing and soothing that I almost forgot to click a picture!

Cropped in a 5:3 ratio and a wide vignette added.

Is it already summer?

The tree
Summer’s supposed to start between March and April in India, but it’s already pretty hot here in Bangalore. There are short spells of pleasant weather at times, when one can dare to leave the comfort of air conditioning and venture outside during the day. Well, this just makes me wonder how we’ll manage by the time ‘real’ summer arrives….

I clicked this picture at Chitradurga on a super-pleasant day — just the kind Bangalore used to have, and the kind I’m missing right now.