A few memories, sentiments and tales of my travels mainly in India, an attempt at photography, and at times, some reflections on other topics.
A truly exemplary architectural feat!To think how limited the resources were then.Guess we are all too dependent on technology! :P
The depth and intricacy of the detail in these buildings is almost incomprehensible. All the more awesome because the carry the weight and energy of so much time and history.
Never been, was waiting for you to take me there. ;)The craftmanship, intricacies of this place always amaze me.Waiting for more.
I love this Celine, reminded me of Cambodia, but I guess it's the same because the rulers of Cambodia were from India and Hindu carvings were everywhere, but this is awesome. Happy weekend :)
Sameera,Indeed. Every spiral superstructure is a splendid specimen of the architectural supremacy and to think that it was built in the tenth century..!
Raven,Truly, this art of the antiquity is enigmatic and beyond understanding. Unsurpassed achievement in sculpture work!!
Cuckoo,Hey, pleasure is mine.You have to go there. Nothing like seeing it all to believe it. Am presently writing a post on these temples. With more pictures, shall be published shortly.
Kate,It is indeed awesome. And oh regarding Cambodia, it's a shame that I reached Phnom-Penh, but couldn't make it to Angkor Wat because of pressing reasons. I intend to make another trip though. Have a great weekend.
Leaves me speechless,so much beauty, so much dedication,I cannot even begin to imagine how much work and time this must have taken, let alone the skill!
Merisi,These are photographs of just TWO out of the TWENTY FIVE remaining ones of the total of EIGHTY FIVE or so that were built in the medieval times!I was, in fact still am, in awe at what I saw in Khajuraho. As I'm writing a post on it now, I do not even find the apt words to describe the whole experience.
Great shots! So more closeups in next post?
Hi Celine!Congratulations on the awards!Beautiful temples - a masterwork! I wonder what would have been the view of all those eighty five temples then existing! Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter!Wish you a wonderful week ahead!
wow! There is some exquiste detail on the reliefs....where is this exactly?
Lovely pictures, never been that way till date.
Khajuraho :) Can't wait to see the "details"... lol
This is just amazing! I spent ten minutes squinting at the pictures and trying to make out all the details.What a beautiful building!
Wow! Very nice. Looks like it is well maintained also.
Indrani,Thank you.I've just put up another post and more pictures. More close-ups, hopefully, in subsequent posts if I get around to writing more.
Gil,I wonder too and like to imagine the scenery of the 85 temples in those grounds!!Thank you for your wishes, and I hope you have a not too hectic week there.
Matt,The temple town of Khajuraho. It is in the Central State of Madhya Pradesh. Do NOT give it a miss if ever you reach India!
Mridula,Thank you. I hope you get a chance to reach there.
Priyank,May I know what "details" you are referring to? haha!!"Someday, I wish to write my thoughts on those ..." and then I'll post more pictures. ;)
Zhu,Thank you for your comment. It indeed is beautiful, amazing and more!I shall put up more close-ups in due course. Better still, do plan a trip to Khajuraho, it's worth it.:)
Ajeya,Yes, these are some of the treasures well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Wowww.. am blown away by the kind of work on these temples....Lovely~~~came over from Backpackker's blog~:)
lubly article cellu :)
What incredible detail on these temples. Beautiful pictures. I did not know the word until now, but thanks for educating me.
Aaarti,Anirudh,Charles,Thank you for your visit and your nice words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the post. Introducing Khajuraho to you is my pleasure.:)[Had originally replied to you all in my post following this.]
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