Signs you are in India

We traveled to India to see things that are different (if we wanted to see things that are “the same,” we’d just stay home).  Signs are one thing we found to be different. This post has a few that we found interesting.

As an aside, our driver (Saran) found a long line at the only shower available for drivers in our hotel in Hospet. Rather than be late (or unbathed), he bathed in the river where the “Beware of Crocodiles” sign was posted. Experiences like that shine a different light on first world problems.

Temple of Kom Ombo in the City of Gold

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow.

The Temple of Kom Ombo is located in Egypt on the Nile River 50 km (about 30 miles) north of Aswan.  The city here originally was Nubt, meaning City of Gold. The city gained importance with the building of the temple in the 2nd Century BC.  The Temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Horus. Mummified crocodiles are displayed in the temple sanctuary.

This photo was taken under a full moon on February 26, 2013. Specs are:

Olympus TG-1, ISO 1000, f/3.4, 1/13 sec, 9.6 mm