I discovered this amazing boat light at La Maison Rose in Pondicherry, India. This huge light is completely made out of recycled Indian water bottles. It makes you want to exclaim “Let there be light!”
Nilgiri’s Supermarkets have been an institution in south India since 1905. They began as a small store chain in Ooty and Coonoor and have now grown to supermarkets in 28 cities in India. I just love going into the Bangalore store … Continue reading
The café bombo at Le Café in Pondicherry will dazzle your tastebuds with its layers of coffee, condensed milk and froth. Don’t miss Le Café…it is a Pondicherry institution and the wonderful views over the Bay of Bengal come a … Continue reading
With silver anklets, big enough to fit around my waist, jingling on each of her four perfect feet you will hear Lakshmi coming before you see her. As she sways gently down Rue Manakkula Vinayakar Covil everyone is delighted to see her. Lakshmi is, of course, the resident temple elephant at the Manakkula Vinayakar Temple in Pondicherry.
Each afternoon at around 5pm Lakshmi can be found out the front of the temple. For a few rupees you can receive a special blessing from her. You stand in front of her and pass your rupees to her minder. Lakshmi will then bless you by, ever so gently, placing her trunk on your head. It is truly one of the most special experiences in India and I never tire of this magical touch.
Silver anklets jingling, a glint in your eye, a softness in your steps and a giving heart…Lakshmi we love you!
I captured this moment in Pondicherry at night a few weeks ago. The (what looks like) headless man looking out over the Bay of Bengal gives quite an eerie effect!
Pondicherry is a wonderful place to walk around. As you do it is hard to miss the amazing old doors around every corner. Many have huge bougainvilleas cascading over them. Here are some for you to enjoy…some rustic, some regal, … Continue reading
The amazing colours of India make “hue” feel like a beautiful rainbow. Paint some red up in the sky. Some orange and some yellow way up high. Paint some green and blue. Some indigo too. And some violet…then what do … Continue reading
Despite this sign declaring NO GRAFFITI, Pondicherry has a vast array of eye catching graffiti/wall art. Here is some we found on our travels today.
A few snapshots from another divine day in Pondicherry.
Pondicherry, on the east coast of India, is absolutely perfect in every way. Padma and I arrived here yesterday and we are already totally immersed in the laid back feel of this wonderful town. We are staying at the divine … Continue reading