Photographer's Note

I remain in southern India in 1988. This is a photo from Madikeri, a so called hill station in Karnataka state, at the time of my visit 28 years ago still generally known by its old name Mercara.

In many parts of India the rulers, including the colonial administrators, used to move to the mountains during summer to escape the oppressive heat in the lowlands. Among the famous hill stations in the north were Darjeeling and Shimla, in the south were among others Ootacamund (Ooty) and Mercara (Madikeri).

I spent just an afternoon and a night in Madikeri on my way from the western coast to Mysore city. The weather was considerably cooler than I had been used to for several weeks and I honestly didn't find the town extremely interesting.

This photo was taken from a park with a viewing spot called the Raja's Seat. According to Wikipedia it is a "seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains". It is also said that "the golden light of the setting sun is a splendor to watch". I just mention that so you will know what you are missing from this photo from an entirely cloudy day.

I have scanned this from a Kodachrome slide. Here is a larger version.

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