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This photograph was also taken in Hampi, Karnataka, an ancient city in Southern India. I was told that this kingdom was so rich, that people would sell things such as gold and pearls out in stalls here, and on the side of the roadways.

This is one of the buildings in the ruined city of Vijayanagara (City of Victory), which surrounds the modern village of Hampi. These 40 square kilometer ruins were once the capitol of the Vijayanagara Empire, located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau. Established in 1336 by Harihara I and his brother Bukka Raya I, it lasted until 1646. Because of interaction with the surrounding Islamic kingdoms, the buildings have a mixture of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. The ruined city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known in that context as the Ruins of Hampi.

I’m entering this in the Old Buildings challenge in the Weekly Theme Challenges group.

- Shaun -

Model: COOLPIX P80
Shutter Speed: 10/2400 second
Aperture: F/6.3
Focal Length: 21 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: Jan 7, 2009, 4:43:56 AM

5/11/10 – Featured in the WHICH WAY Group.
7/18/10 – Featured in the INTERNATIONAL POINT OF INTEREST Group.

TOP TEN WINNER in the Interesting Square or Piazza challenge, hosted by the International Point of Interest group.

Here’s another view of Hampi:


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    Great shot,

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Great perspective and good shot all in Shaun.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerover 4 years ago

    Greetings Shaun; Beautiful capture.

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way group

  • Thank you very much, Chris!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this lovely ancient building!

  • RRoca
    RRocaover 4 years ago

    Great composition and capture! Congratulations on your feature.

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the "’*The Interesting Square or Piazza*’ challenge":, and being actually one of the top five runner-ups, it will also be featured on the "group overview page":

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