Giant boulders galore

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jun 17 2018

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Category: Asia, India

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“Better on it than under it”, the little bird must have thought when it landed on this massive piece of granite rock.

This must be Hampi, yes indeed. It’s not just the old monuments of the historical capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire that enchant us, the boulder-strewn landscape in which they lie scattered is equally fascinating.

We can admire them in their own right, but when you are a not easily frightened sculptor you may feel tempted to take a nice boulder in hand and hew, for example, a big monolithic Nandi out of it with your hammer and chisel.

Monolithic Nandi (Shiva’s bull), Hampi 2014

Photos of the week: Granite boulders at Hampi, Karnataka, India 2014

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