A flavour of urban India.

Having shown some pictures of rural Kerala, I suppose it would only be fair if I posted some pictures of urban Kerala, which is not  that much different from N’s High Street really….

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Saturday afternoon in a quieter street in Trivandum.

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Protection from the heat of the sun. Women dress traditionally whilst advertisements encourage a Western dress code…

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A row of auto rickshaws waiting for customers along the busy ‘highway’ into Trivandrum.

IMG_2266 urban india 1 urban india 3Traffic jams are a daily occurrence!!  But there are also quieter areas with old historical buildings, remnants of India’s previous rulers.

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Famous Kerala building designed by British architect

This famous building in Trivandrum, housing the Indian Coffee House, was designed by British-born Indian architect Laurie Baker and  is a well-known landmark.

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Inside the Indian Coffee House.

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A rather sorry statue of Ganesh which has clearly seen better days and found itself abandoned on the road side in Trivandum…

Hinduism and its deities are never far away, although they do not always seem to get the expected treatment and reverence…

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Kerala’s most famous landmark, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.  Only Hindus – on presenting an official document to show they are indeed of the Hindu religion – are allowed to enter the temple…

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