Photographer's Note

There's not much to say about this. It's from Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu state, southern India, in October 1987. A group of school boys are playing among the puddles created by one of the daily heavy showers of the northeast monsoon. They were probably just enjoying a break between classes. I saw them outside a wall surrounding one of the many temple compounds of this very small town.

The weeks I spent along the Indian east coast in the autumn of 1987 were characterized by the monsoon, with one or several rather heavy showers every day. But they didn't really disturb me much. A few times I got completely drenched when I couldn't find shelter in time, and one evening in Mahabalipuram I noted in my diary that I had to wade through water up to my ancles when going back to my hotel after dinner. But that was very minor trouble. I think the southwest monsoon covering most of the country during the summer is much worse, and sometimes causes a lot of destruction.

An alternative, vertical photo is in the WS. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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