A week back, a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg and back proved to be more colourful than I had imagined. I travelled with my family on an SUV and unlike on earlier travels I had my precious DSLR camera for company. Seated on the backseat and near the window, this time I thought I would do more than just watch the world go by. I kept clicking. To many the idea may sound crazy but I revelled with this new found pastime. The car was travelling quite fast and most of the shots were out of focus or got blurred. Still there was a sizeable number of them that were quite publish-worthy.
I was awestruck with some of the rock formations:
The lush green fields and greenery were a tonic for the eye:
The roads were lined with a lot of colourful houses. Parrot green seemed to be a favourite colour with many. Houses in neon hues that would have been an eyesore in the urban landscape stood out brilliantly on the countryside.
While some of the shopping centres were bustling with activity many others were waiting to be occupied.
I was impressed with some of the building designs.
Thanks to a stopover at Mysore, I got the opportunity to soak in the Dasara celebrations although for a short period.
The palace looked ethereal when illuminated. Sadly, my hands were full and I couldn’t capture that moment. However I got to click the illuminated arch at the Dasara exhibition and spent a lot of time at a stall selling Dasara dolls.
Dasara dolls on display at a stall in the exhibition:
A bird’s eye view of Mysore from the hotel window:
After an early morning breakfast of rava onion dosa, we were off to Coorg.
There were more colourful captures on my way to Coorg and on the return journey. I particularly took a fancy to this novel toilet :
I loved this picture of a grazing pony:
Here a derelict edifice stands amidst wild growth and begs for attention:
There were many of these artistic bus stops on the highway. Some of them were vandalized.
I am looking forward to more road trips and better clicks 🙂
Dasara Doll Festival – I
Dasara Doll Festival – II