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This is the street outside the large Jagannath Temple in Puri on the Indian east coast in October 1987. In those days I enjoyed being swallowed by large Indian crowds. After nearly a year of dreadful self isolation I am looking forward to the time when I can join a crowd (not necessarily in India) without fear of catching a potentially deadly virus.

I started my new, old journey with my last upload a few days ago. I started on the beach of Puri in the state of Orissa (Odisha) an early evening. Away from the long, sandy beach lined with hotels Puri is a fairly idyllic town (or was, 33 years ago), famous for its many Hindu temples.

Orissa, along with Tamil Nadu in the south, is one of the Indian states most famous for its spectacular temples. A big drawback in Orissa is that non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the major temples, only some smaller ones or those that are not used for religious services on a daily basis. In Tamil Nadu, as far as I remember, foreigners are admitted everywhere.

That is the reason why I have no picture actually showing the Jagannath temple, dating back to about the 10th century but rebuilt many times. From the street not much can be seen. It is possible to climb to the top floor of a building across the street, but according to my diary I found the amount of money they would charge me ridiculously high, so I didn't bother.

You can find approximately this view using the map coordinates 19.80444 85.81929, or just click at Map: view in the box to the right. According to my diary the blue stalls were mainly selling religious souvenirs.

In the WS is a Corona safe photo from Puri. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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