Saturday, January 21, 2006

No Comment

I've turned off comments on this blog. I set them up a year and a half ago and only received a handful -- mostly spam or anonymous obnoxious comments. I set the comments as moderated to discourage the latter, but recently I have received no comments. It clutters up the look of the blog a little bit, so bye-bye comments.

In general, if you have anything to say to me, feel free to e-mail me. I'm happy to post feedback, but it appears to be an unusual enough event to merit perhaps its own post.

Friday, January 20, 2006


I promised last month to share my pictures from Mahabalipuram in India. Here ya go.

The first picture is from a set of monuments known as "Five Rathas". It was worth the price of admission ($5 for foreigners) to get away from the very agressive vendors trying to sell stone carvings, postcards and copies of the Kama Sutra ("very wicky-wicky", one assured me).

The second set of monuments we saw was the "Shore Temple". I especially liked this one for its setting on the Indian Ocean.

The final set included the "Descent of the Ganges", which is apparently the world's largest bas-relief. Like all of these stone carvings, it dates from approximately the seventh century AD.

Near the Descent of the Ganges is a rock known as "Butterball." It was placed there by Krishna as a prank.