Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Nandhi is always positioned facing God Shiva traditionally. This statue was facing Darbhar (Royal court) inside the palace complex which housed temples as well.

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A woman selling tapioca in her push-cart by the street.Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A woman selling tapioca in her push-cart by the street. 
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
A woman selling tapioca in her push-cart by the street. Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A young street vendor selling flutes and toys, walking past a arts & dolls shop, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A young street vendor selling flutes and toys, walking past a arts & dolls shop, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Tanjore has a tradition of making unique painting and dolls.

A young street vendor selling flutes and toys, walking past a arts & dolls shop, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor frying potato chips in his push-cart,Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor frying potato chips in his push-cart, 
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
A street vendor frying potato chips in his push-cart, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
I was happy to have included the little boy watching into the frame – as I felt too like that boy, just watching that spectacle.

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Street vendors selling pictures and posters, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Street vendors selling pictures and posters, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
I obviously love to shoot candid shots when people love to be photographed. Thought about leaving this photo in color to show the bright colors used in the posters but I liked the BW rendition overall.

Street vendors selling pictures and posters, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India