Golconda Fort

A week and some ago I went with my friend Forrest and his friend Ravi to Golconda Fort outside of Hyderabad. It is an impressively huge structure. Surrounded by a 10km long outer wall, the majority of the fort is built on a large rocky hill. Not far from the fort are tombs of several rulers, the Qutub Shahi Tombs. We explored these before heading to the fort.

Writing and vandalism cover almost every wall.

This image reminds me of a scene from the movie, “The Fall.” Beautiful movie. A must see.

Someone was filming a video for some movie or TV show on top of the embalming chambers. Ravi didn’t recognize the dancers so he thought it was a TV show.

Groups like this constantly as me to take their photos.

People “writt” all over this.

Near the top of the fort is a Hindu temple for a local god.

This woman was kissing the feet of the man dressed up religious garb. I think he was supposed to represent the local god.

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A few days later after trying to get my phone fixed for the umpteenth time I walked around the backstreets on my way home. Here are a few images.

This little girl is the daughter of the maintenance man for the apartment complex I stay in. She is learning English and always greets me when I come into the towers. The next one is her brother.

This is her father. He doesn’t speak much English, but he always greets me with a huge smile.

This is Ty, the man I am staying with until August.

This week I am meeting with a couple Ad firms and a friend gave me an offer for some work. I’m making contacts in both Chennai and Mumbai. Things are going slow but going well. I’ve started looking into apartments. I can find a one bedroom flat for about 5,000rs, or roughly $100 per month. The problem is finding one that will let me rent month by month since I don’t know how long I’ll be here.Also finding a partially furnished apartment would be nice as well.