Michelle, Ansel, and Siena left Buffalo on this plane
First Class Digs
I know what this is, do you?
Layover in Frankfurt
Lufthansa Senator Lounge, they take very good care of you here. Beats flying economy.
My driver Srinivas leading me to the car
Don't worry Mom, I didn't catch a ride in the auto rickshaw. The car took an hour to get to the hotel, it would have been forever in this little guy.
This one is for Andrew, along the highway on the way to the hotel were three different Bosch buildings.
Home for the next three weeks.
Scale in hotel... They must want me to stay in good shape!
View from the hotel window. This area, dubbed Electronic City, is very new and under construction.
We arrived at the plant in time for a celebration, Ayudha Pooja. Part of it was blessing the tools and machinery!
This celebration involves blessing all the toys.
Fashion show participants. Not quite sure how it happened, but I was a judge...
Great decorations, the flowers in the center are from the town of Kerala.
Better picture of the Christmas tree.
There was a detailed explanation for each celebration that Indians celebrate throughout the year.
Fantastic colors, all done by the employees using chalk and their hands. It was also bring your kid to work day.
Driving back to the hotel to meet the relocation agent.
It rained a bit.
Koramangala House #1. Unfortunately no key, so didn't see inside.
I would think that those might obstruct his view a bit...
Yay, a mall...
Looks like a mall. Blech!
Sweet, I always wanted a Croma SS blender, is that like an Impala SS?
Our driver Arun
The priest is blessing the car.
Flowers everywhere for the Dusshera festival this weekend.
Pink teddy bear, anyone?
Goofy American drinks tender coconut juice.
I know I would vote for the Horse Rider Group. p.s. the Germans stole the 'swastika' symbol from India, these are not Nazis.
The three stripes symbolize Love, Affection, and Respect. This symbol is on almost every car in Bangalore today.
High rises are right next to humble little shacks.
Two-wheeler (aka motorcycle) decked out for Dusshera
From the side of a bus
I've never seen a truck ask to be honked at before, over here it is all the rage.
Making good use of the full road by passing on the shoulder. Thankfully this is a divided highway, the drivers do this into oncoming traffic as well...
India is a rocky place...
Have tractor, will travel.
Big temple for Ganesha.
Decorated for Dussehra
Cruising down the highway
Restaurants are divided into Veg and Non-veg, or both as in this case.
First horse sighting!
These little guys didn't look too healthy.
McDonald's is EVERYWHERE!
Ready to party
The palace that I was planning on seeing.
Death by rumblestrip
Hotel means many things here, including roadside restaurant.
Traffic control chicane.
Some girls ride sideways
Bus is ready for Dussehra
The cattle are not too holy to work hard.
Many roadside homes have sold out to the highest bidder.
Or have movie posters plastered to them...
Great day for photos
The glowing figure scares me...
Goofy American in Dussehra Exhibition
Mmmm, it was tasty on a hot day
Dusshera Exhibition, 10 rupees to enter.
My transportation around Mysore, courtesy my new friend.
Lalitha Palace restaurant
Lalitha Palace terrace. Evidently we walked right past the chief minister of the state of Karnataka. I almost ran into his group until Joe stopped me.
A and A, daughter and son of my new friends in Mysore.
Revelers headed home.
Typical single speed bike
ummmm, who let out the squid?
Don't fall out!
Checking the 'stache in the mirror.
The Leela Palace
mmmmmm...sushi, living on the edge
Delicious chicken panang curry!
One of the buildings on the Infosys campus. My driver on the way from the airport slowed way down and said, "It's just like the Titanic."
Infosys (IT company) building.
Getting on the toll road, called the "flyover" here.
The monkey god "Hanuman", I believe.
Probably the only "cool" car I saw in Bangalore.
Fast, like a cheetah...or maybe a very slow, diesel-powered sloth?
One of many stray dogs, this guy was a tiny little puppy.
Pouring a Foster's at Woodstok restaurant, great Mexican food! (Really, I'm serious.)
High end shops on 100ft Road.
I may have purchased something here...but not a $2000 USD rug.
Typical helmet held to avoid police checkpoint. Only the pilot is required to wear a helmet!