I had a great nights sleep, didn't wake up once between eleven last night and just after six this morning. I spent the morning reading until Amy met me at nine. We took a rickshaw into town to wander around. We had lunch at a bakery near the train station then wandered the streets between the station and the temple. It was Sunday and hot, so most of the stores were closed, but that also meant most of the hassles weren't there. We wandered up to the flower market and walked through - people there were buying flowers by weight! It wasn't all that busy, I think I'll go back tomorrow or the next day to se it in full swing. From the roof of the flower market we'd seen some interesting looking back streets so we went for a wander. Got fairly lost, but eventually made our way back to the temple area.
In the Pudu Mandapam it was a far different scene from yesterday - almost no one was open and it was fairly empty - though Amy still managed to spend some time looking at silk fabric. At four o'clock when the Minakshi Temple opened again we went in. We spent the next two hours exploring the maze of buildings, galleries, courtyards, and pools. It was fabulously relaxing and lots of photo opportunities. After leaving the temple we had a great diner of veggie dosa and then walked a little more. I dropped Amy off at her guesthouse at ten then tried to work on my photos and journal, but couldn't keep my eyes open and fell asleep.