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Old 22nd July 2010, 17:27   #61
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Fantastic pics, goandude.

Good to see that you also stayed in Goldcamp but conditions seems to be different. While we were there, the climate was clear but bone chilling.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 20:44   #62
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Very nice snaps. The place where you stayed in Manali; that place was closer to the Hidimba Devi Temple?
Place seems very familiar to the hotel I stayed quite some time back.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 08:15   #63
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Very nice snaps. The place where you stayed in Manali; that place was closer to the Hidimba Devi Temple? Not sure but there was a temple a few km away.
Place seems very familiar to the hotel I stayed quite some time back.
Thanks guys for the comments on the pics. Of the 300+ pics I have only chosen the ones that are scenic or add a message. Sifting thru the lot was a difficult process. I will add some more of Pangong as it was truly wonderful. The deep blue sky is something we dont see much in south india, but in the higher latitudes like Europe it is common.

Sanjay, I love driviing, but to be driven around by these expert in the hills while you enjoy the scenery is also a wonderful experience.

rkbharat thanks for the correction.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 10:03   #64
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Very nice snaps. The place where you stayed in Manali; that place was closer to the Hidimba Devi Temple?
Place seems very familiar to the hotel I stayed quite some time back.
You are very right. The hotel is on the circuit house road and the temple is a couple of KMs after the hotel (on same road). The temple is quite a hit with movie makers. Maniratnam shot the famous "Arvind Swami" kidnap scene in Roja at the same temple. BSNL has shot its add with Deepika Padukon there only.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 12:35   #65
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The portrait photo of the man is terrific and captures the mood beautifully. I wanted to capture the photo of an old lady with my wife. She refused to pose holding the burning stick in her hand. She wanted to maintain a clean image in the photo it seems! Good photos again Goandude.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 15:54   #66
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The portrait photo of the man is terrific and captures the mood beautifully.
I wanted to add this pic of a young child along with the man, what age does..
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-babypic.jpg
Flowers in Manali
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-flowers-manali1.jpg"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-flowers-manali2.jpg"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-flowers-manali3.jpg
Inside a tent at Tsomoriri
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-inside-tents.jpg
View from Kardungla
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-snow-clad-mountains3.jpg
Meditating at Tsomoriri
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-meditating-tsomoriri.jpg
Pangong
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-pangong7.jpg
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Old 26th July 2010, 18:22   #67
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I have two videos one of the innovas negotiating a bad road, so bad that we had to get off the car, to increase clearance, and the driver took it up himself.


the other one is a landslide, just before Rohtang, being cleared by a bulldozer.
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Great pics and nice videos.

The water seems to be flowing from lower area to higher one. Optical illusion.

In second video, it does not look like there was ever a road before. Thats the case with all landslides.
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Old 26th July 2010, 21:32   #69
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Hi Goandude,

Great travelogue with very good pics. The pics of the old man and the young child are outstanding. So also some of the landscape pics.

Didn't know the Innovas were so tough! The Innova convoy pic is nice, very "adventure" type.

Looking forward to more.
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Damu and Tbull. thanks. The innova is a very popular vehicle in Ladakh and there were many plying as taxis there.

Roads were bad as soon as one crossed the snowline, approx 13k feet. The melting snow, is one reason, landslides another.

Interestingly all our innova drivers kept their engines on for about 5 minutes after coming to a halt, they said it was to allow the turbos to cool down slowly.
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Again saying your narration is very good and matching pictures.

I saw Innovas during hard duty there, my respect for the machine went sky-high. They did terrain I thought only Scorpios, Safaris SUV's with high GC can do, I was surprised, with a little care the Innova taxi drivers could go practically anywhere!!!!!!
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Thanks Ramkya, as I said before let the pictures do the talking.
abandoned sumo stripped of anything that can be useful. apparently it was not worth the effort to take away the shell.
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-abandoned-sumo.jpg
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-abandoned-sumo2.jpg
Another superb view from the air
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-air-view.jpg
The average speed comes down significantly because of the truck traffic
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-innova-convoy.jpg
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-narrow-road.jpg
Some information for would be travellers
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The touch down point for aircraft is on the bottom left of this pic
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-landing-stip.jpg
and the end of the runway is the top right of this
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-landing-strip1.jpg
View of Leh valley. Possible as the aircraft had to overshoot and come back for another attempt
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-leh-valley.jpg

Thanks all for the comments and discussion. This is the end of my photologue..
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abandoned sumo stripped of anything that can be useful. apparently it was not worth the effort to take away the shell...
...leaving behind the biggest ice bucket I've ever seen!


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Another superb view from the air
Superb pic! A calendar shot...

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The average speed comes down significantly because of the truck traffic
Are you driving on the right hand side of the road (Pic 2)?

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Thanks all for the comments and discussion. This is the end of my photologue..
Thanks for putting it up for us to enjoy, Goandude!

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Old 27th July 2010, 21:31   #74
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Are you driving on the right hand side of the road (Pic 2)?
On a very narrow road on the hills drivers regularly do this:- a driver on the right, looking down from his window, is able to bring his vehicle to the extreme side of the road on the right thus freeing up space on the left.
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