About my recent solo backpacking trip. As I always maintain, my idea of travelling is not counting no. of places but the memories attached to them. Carrying a backpack, wandering, observing, uncertain about next destination (well, mostly) is my way of travel.
This time also it was not a temple trip. But since I was wandering mostly in temple cities of Tamil Nadu, plenty of them happened in between. I also went to craftsmen’s villages to see their art… some of them in dying stages. I chatted with the artists sitting in their mud huts, had coffee with them, saw the tough & harsh side of their lives. I also learnt various intricacies, ingredients and the proper way to do things…. their things.
Below is a glimpse of that trip. Not telling you the names of places. I have uploaded some more photos in Facebook and they’ll grow in number with time. Resizing & watermarking does take time.
Some of the temple sculptures i saw. This temple is made of yellow & black stones. Name it. 🙂
Piece by piece they have been carved & joined together…
They say, shadow of this temple never falls on ground. Can you tell me which temple is this?
Palace of Raja Chola, with wooden painted pillars & mirror work is a story in itself.
Molten brass is being filled in a mould.
Still under renovation, these sculptures looked beautiful in raw granite wall.
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