Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Amazing Carvings


Jain Temple, Ranakpur (Rajasthan), India

20 comments:

magda said...

Amazing photo and architecture !!!

Sylvia K said...

Incredible and an awesome capture as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Francisca said...

Are there superlatives to describe this? Wow! The world is full of beauty, even man-made beauty.

[My couple shot was definitely taken in the Palace District, but perhaps not quite in Durbar Square... not sure how far that extends.]

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow...truly lovely. I have once to these temples, and was totally mesmerized by it even as a kid...

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Beautiful:)
Greetings from Norway.

Berit.

DeeBee L. said...

This is breathtaking, amazing piece of art!

Fabien said...

Superbe vue, le plafond est très bizarre

jeannette said...

Wow, incredible time this must have taken to carve these pillars!
Don't know where this is, but my son just came back from 3 weeks in India - New Delhi was on his tour- was so excited about the Himalayans in the North.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Spectacular! It looks amazingly well preserved. I hope you took detailed pictures of the designs. They almost look like ivory carvings to me! What a find!

supermac said...

Ohmigosh, this is awesome. My jaw just dropped on the floor.

tapirgal said...

For some reason I cannot get enough of carved surfaces. This has a nice balance and elegance, but I think I'd like it even if it didn't. Were you on a staircase?

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness these carvings are amazing. I wonder how long all this took. It is totally India-looking. MB

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I wonder how many years of work went into that?? Diane

Halcyon said...

Definitely amazing! WOW.

Ann said...

such beautiful craving. I bet the artisans wee not paid much at that time.

Barb said...

JM,amazing is right.You always take the most interesting photos,hope your having a wonderful week....Barb

SKIZO said...

Excellent
picture

James said...

Wow! What an amazing place!

Cezar and Léia said...

São tantos detalhes, tudo é tão lindo, realmente é de deixar de boca aberta, de tirar o fôlego! :)
Bravo!
Léia

Danilo said...

Indian architecture is always amazing