03 June, 2012

Summer in the South.


Just returned from my short vacation in my native place, located along the borders of Kerala and Karnataka.  I went to a lot of beaches and watched a different sunset every day. Walked with the wind blowing through my hair, and the waves gushing toward me. Stayed at old family homes near the ocean, went fishing at six in the morning, brought back nets full of crabs, fishes and a gazillion starfish. Ate coconuts, mangoes and jackfruits after plucking them from trees. Went to the huge fish market, and saw all the fishing boats and trucks overflowing with fish. Visited beautiful temples, saw rows and rows of coconut trees. Ate ice cream. And fish curry, and crab curry and prawn fry. And local delicacies – chattambada and bonda. Studied various constellations during the half hour power cut every day. Got drenched in the first rains. Returned home with a bad tan, bags filled with sweets and a camera full of pictures.




On my way to Mangalore.

Then and now.

Dad's house.

Backyard


Light bulb Sunset.


Mangalore Dockyard.




Starfishes.


Visiting Guruvayor temple.



Fishing.

Smaller shell fish.





54 comments:

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    1. :) Thanks Nammo pie! (Update your blog sooooon)

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  2. Every single photograph is astounding! Your compositions are totally out of the world, a totally different perspective! Loved the Sunset in the Bulb and the collage of your feet!

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    1. You are too kind with your words!:)
      Thank you!!

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  3. Heyy! I got married at Guruvayur! :)

    Awesome clicks, I wish I see starfish someday, I never have! :(

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    1. That is such a beautiful place to get married!! :)

      And never seen a starfish..? :O U serious?!
      (Visit one these beaches, you will find plenty there!)

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  4. Love the light bulb sunset pic! Totally awesome! :D

    And I've been in Trivandrum all my life and even I have NEVER seen so many starfish together! Wow!

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    1. Thank you!!

      Seriously?? They are all over the beach!
      :S

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  5. I wish to see star fish someday.
    Light bulb.
    Brilliant.
    I just stopped clicking now. :(
    Engineering is making me dumb.

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  6. The Blue Periwinkle is back?! :D
    Missed your blogging!

    Those clicks are soooo prettayy! beautiful!
    I want to see starfishes like that! :D

    @Tales of her and by her.

    &

    @Teenage Babblings

    xx

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  7. the pictures are marvellous.

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  8. I loved the clicks :D :D ! n u back :D :D !

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  9. T B P,

    Nice to see you back after almost a year. Lucky you are to have such fun filled time with nature. Well taken photographs. May you have such lovely time whenever you want to.

    Take care

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    1. Oh yeah, its been a year!!
      :)

      Thank you oh so much!

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  10. It's amazing to checkout your Blog after so long and notice that I didn't even miss a post! Welcome Back :)

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  11. TBP,

    You're back and HOW. Love the pictures darling. :* You are obviously my favorite person on blogsville!

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    1. And you are MINE!!

      Thank you oh so much! :)

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  12. Heyy.. .i like the stories you have for your posts!! i wish i had some :P

    Awesome pics too :D (that's what we're here for anyway)

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  13. Great Photos. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.
    A.

    dramaticmode.blogspot.it

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  14. wow....they are beautiful..

    http://apparitionofmine.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you so much Noopur.
      Welcome to my blog.
      :)

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  15. beautiful photos.. love them! :)

    btw, i just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and dropping a lovely comment. really appreciate it :)

    i'm wondering if you want to follow each other maybe? it would be great..
    let me know, i'll definitely follow you back :)
    stay in touch..

    love
    agnes

    www.singledoorsecrets.blogspot.com

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  16. such really nice photos.. real beauty :)
    keep up the good work..

    love
    agnes

    NEW POST
    at
    www.singledoorsecrets.blogspot.com

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  17. We say in Farsi/Persian: Zeba ast, khanum.

    Beautiful experience, it seems. :)

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  18. awesome blog.... hey which is this beach?? and wr did u find these star fishes??

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    1. Thank you!
      This beach is in Karnatake, my native place. Went fishing one morning and found all these starfishes!
      :)

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  19. Helllloooo :)
    Saw your Comment on mt Blog
    www.farazezazi.blogspot.com
    so thought of visiting yours tooo :D
    By the way the pics are really really beautiful
    Wish you follow my Blog :D

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  20. I love how richly visual your blog posts are.

    ...I also love sea food, so this one works double for me. :P

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  21. My mum's side of the family originally comes from Mangalore! I didn't even think anyone else knew of the place. It looks good :)

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    1. It is beautiful!!!
      :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  22. Heya gal,
    Just found your blog while aimlessly surfing(that's what I've been doing for the past 2 hours so don't feel cheated if you find same sentence in another really super-cool blog like yours!)
    What I came here to say-I totally like your blog though I wish there was more writing in it!
    Anyway,keep up the good work,
    Love,
    The Thinkeress.

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    1. Thank you!
      I have written a few posts before this...but now I just too lazy for anything.
      But, I will..soon. (hopefully)

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    2. Right!
      Your blog-vacation has been going on for five months if you've forgotten...just saying!

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  23. I love your photos. I do also wish there was more writing. I really like your overall blog though.

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  24. Beautiful photos:)
    Do check out my blog and let me know if u wanna follow each other:)
    www.fashionstirred.com
    Hugs
    xx

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  25. YOU VISITED GURUVAYUR TEMPLE!!! YOU WERE IN MY HOMETOWN!?!?

    Goodness!! Such a shame that I didn't visit your blog all this while! My home is hardly 200-metres away from the Guruvayur Temple, you know. Any way, hope the trip was good. The photography, as always, is wonderful. Keep Clicking! And Keep Writing!

    P.S -- By the way, in case you don't remember...we used to be reasonably well-acquainted fellow-bloggers an year or two back. So long! :)

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  26. I like the name the blue periwinkle :)
    Pictures do tell us a lot of stories :)
    Light bulb sunset looks magical!

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  27. Love the pictures :)
    Manglore is my native place ;)
    South is beautiful, indeed!
    Nice blog ^__^

    Visit me at http://hopeihadasuperexcitingsecretlife.blogspot.in/

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  28. Love the light bub pic. :)

    Also, long time, bro! :D

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  29. Stunning photos!
    You haven't blogged in ages :(

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