Yes, folks, I cleverly said “old staple” – those who know me, know what that is. Temples. You see, my actual plan was to post some fabulous pictures (oh, let me dream!) of Vidur’s school Annual Day which happened yesterday. What with all the running around, ferrying him to and fro and having to run to the bike mechanic in between, AND dithering over what to wear when I was supposed to land up there at 5 pm……I completely (yes, hit me!) forgot to carry my digital camera. Boo hoo! And to think I was all the time dreaming of posting some smashing photos.
I hate myself right now. I arrived there, went backstage to look for Vidur and generally hobnob with the other kids in various states of costume. As my eyes took their fill, my hands rummaged in my xtra-large bag, only to find emptiness where digicam was supposed to be. I had to make do with my phone camera. The photos are not as good as I’d like, but good enough to create a few memories. I got quite a few kids with cute expressions, so ready to pose for me. But now my issue is,I suddenly thought – how can I post these photos without their permission? So. They’ll sit in my memory album now.
Instead, I’ll take you on yet another trip around the beautiful State, Karnataka, where we now live. Of course I have hundreds of photos from various places – I’ve picked some of my favorites. I have a Temple fetish. Fueled further by Vidur, who is busy sketching and writing a book about them. He’s promised to give me credit as the photographer 🙂
So here we go, if you aren’t asleep already with my tale of semi-pseudo-woe! (Click the photos for the original size, in all its glory)
I hope you enjoyed this. I love photographing temple architecture. And I am going to be doing a lot of this in the coming year, because Vidur has already warned me suggested that he’s planning at least two or three temple trips. All I know, though, is that it is going to be great fun.
And now, let’s check out other beautiful cities at Unknown Mami’s
Oh Vidya. I’ve never heard of a ‘temple fetish’ but I think if I lived where you live, I might just have one! Beautiful, amazing photos, yet again. Thanks for sharing!
Mamma mia…How about today, still this kind of masterpieces built? Amazing. So much work, so many details…
🙂 Terri, I have all kinds of harmless fetishes. :-D. Thankee for visiting, and hope some day I can actually take your breath away by taking you to visit some of these places!
Thanks BLOGitse. We’re lucky to see them whenever we want! Happy holidays to you, too!
Wow. I love the architecture. Beside studly man, my favorite is the gold temple.
Plan B turned out pretty good…
I love your photos of the temples! You have a gift, my lovely friend!
Those photos are absolutely gorgeous! I’m sorry that you didn’t have your camera…boo.
🙂 hehehe. Thanks Wayne!!
🙂 Laurie – that statue is quite a pleasure to see. 😀 there’s an even bigger one at Gomateshwar…but that’s another story. Thanks for coming by! The gold temple was amazing, really. It had its own mini zoo with statues of animals etc.
Rachel! I agree I have a gift. And that gift is the connections I’ve made through blogging 😀
I can understand your fascination with temples. These are amazing. All so incredibly beautiful.
The photos are FABULOUS…especially the “Annapurneshwari Temple.”
I adore being w/ you on Sunday. thank you for allowing me to tag along… :)) Xxx
@Tara – I can never get my fill of them! 🙂
@Kimberly – great to have you here. I’ll somehow tweak those photos and post them sometime, without showing the faces. AArrgh.
Dear Kim, I LOVE to have you here. The sculptures are amazing, especially considering they were done centuries ago. Standing the test of time! Hugs, Kim.
Yes, please keep posting temple architecture. Jaw-droppingly amazing as far as I’m concerned. The details are astounding.
Unknown Mami – 🙂 thanks – I actually have enough pictures (and counting) to feed my blog throughout its life. Just touching that stone brings me peace – you know?
Good photos.. especially the Gold Temple 🙂
🙂 Thanks Monu – the temple is at Gokarna, Mangalore. Beautiful!
I ADORE your temple pictures! That one where they just kept building and building is huge! I could study these all day! And the roots? Amazing!
Those are just beautiful pictures! Sorry you forgot your camera.
Well, just knock me off the old hay wagon and call me Tilly…these pictures are just fabulous sweetie. I am just left breathless with the beauty of these temples.
Ya just don’t see architecture like that in the States and certainly not ’round these parts!
Sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for visitin’ with your sweet comment and hoppin’ on my blog. I sure hope ya’ll enjoy the ride!
God bless and in the words of that wild and crazy Granny Clampett, “ya’ll come back now, ha hear!!!”
Have a beautiful day :o)
Wow the Temples are beautiful! I love the gold one. The details are amazing.
Thanks Joe – I am still enthralled with your Christmas pictures.
Thank you, Melissa! Yes, bummer about the camera!
Thank you, Tilly – oops Nezzy! 🙂 I am thrilled you came by. I am in love with your blog and nobody can stop me from coming over :-D. I am sure I’ll like Granny Clampett, too 😉 You’re such a darling!
The roots were also HUGE, Sheila! And it was fascinating to look at it. Fellas believe in large scale 🙂
Vidya – Love the Gold temple and Annapurneshwari – all of them are stunning works of art.
I too don’t always have camera in hand when I wish I did adn hope to get much better at carting it about with me.
Frustrating when that happens, isn’t it, especially when you think its there? Thanks for visiting, Maggie @ceodraiocht. You have an enchanting blog!