During December 2014 and January 2015, my husband and I took a road trip around Karnataka and into bits of Kerala. We fearlessly navigated winding roads in a car borrowed from a friend, trying our hardest to balance spending time in each destination with seeing as many places as possible. In Mysore, we gave ourselves a morning – just one morning, 4 hours more or less. The only thing we did in Mysore was to have a walk through Devaraja Market as shopkeepers were setting up and having their morning chai. These photos are a piece of that quick exploration – a dip into a complicated place, a few passing smiles, and a good impression – when we allowed an iconic market to represent a whole city, for better or worse. Click here for more photos.