I was able to buy a few maps, which have generally been difficult to find here. A letter was not necessary to buy maps, thankfully. I got a fairly nice 1:10,000 map of Mussoorie and it has my house, Redwood Cottage, marked on it and listed on the margin. Our town is pretty big but has only a few roads, so it is not very descriptive to say what road you live on. Instead the houses have names.
As I do not have any theodolite pictures to post here, I thought I would take this opportunity to show a few pictures that I have encountered which I should have posted (or maybe I did and I'm too lazy to browse the back-issues) earlier. The blog is pretty demanding in that I sometimes have a picture I would like to share, but which is a bit on the mundane side and I can't think of a caption at the time and you know how I hate to bore my readers. To begin, here is a picture of me sitting next to the campfire with my kids. We enjoy our campfire and I will miss it when we leave.
Below is a green beetle.
Here is me in a skirt with Kyle at the staff banquet last June. A lungi, actually. They are very masculine in some cultures, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Here is a pattern in the domed gateway looking into the Taj Mahal enclosure. I wondered how they decided that they would need to go from six-point stars to five-point stars.