Hyderabad!

Microsoft sent me to India, and I took the opportunity to do a bit of sight-seeing.

Saturday, August 29th, 2010

1: Golkonda Fort, near the entry

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2: Inner fortifications! Two words that go well together.

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3: The steps up the hillside were painted.

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4: A morning glory in all its glory

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5: Light enters through a window in the Ramdas Jail

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6: The outer fortifications, along with part of the curtain wall

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7: Inner landscaped areas. The entrance is just out-of-frame to the left.

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8: Colonaide

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9: Panoramic shot from the top of Darbar Hall

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10: Down near the stables

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11: A decaying rock wall

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12: Looking back at the hillside

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13: Next we went to the Seven Tombs.

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14: I have no idea which tomb this is.

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15: Or this one.

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16: But these two make a nice pairing.

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17: Al looks out and waits for the rain to pass.

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18: Next week I had an opportunity to tour Chowmahalla Palace

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19: Plumeria in the courtyard

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20: The fountain in the first courtyard

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21: Clock tower

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22: Pigeons perched on just about every surface that they could

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23: Plaque within one of the exhibit rooms

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24: Fabulous chandeliers

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25: Capstones on columns in the chandelier room.

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26: Light shines through a doorway

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27: Light shines through a different doorway

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28: There was an impressive collection of bladed weapons

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29: Ornate columns

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30: Ornate columns (HDR)

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31: The one on the right is called a punch dagger

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32: An ornate railing

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33: Marble statue of two wrestlers at the palace

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34: A plumeria blossom nestled back in a shrub (right next to the ornate railing and the statue in the previous two photos)

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35: A tree through a doorway

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36: Second try for the shot

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37: Ah, that's the image I wanted

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38: An ornate archway

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39: Same archway, but pulled back somewhat

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40: The first (and only) cat I saw in India

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