Photographer's Note

After a brief and unexpected excursion to contemporary Sweden I return to good old india in 1987.

This is a glimpse from the beach at Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram), a short distance south of Chennai (formerly Madras). Local tourists come to Mahabalipuram mainly to see the many temples and exquisite statues found all over the small town. Some also visit the long sandy beach, but mainly to watch the sea and dip their feet, not usually to go swimming.

Mahabalipuran was one of the places severely hit by the huge tsunami in December 2004. The beach was considerably changed, but the waves also exposed temples that had been covered by sand or water for centuries. I expect to write more about that in a later note.

I have scanned this from a Kodachrome slide. Here is a larger view.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10815 W: 536 N: 20990] (91892)
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