Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/03

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Subject: [Leica] Photos of a Temple
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe AMARD)
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 18:16:11 +0200
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Hi Jayanand,

I m So happy you didn't shoot BW ;-)

A most wonderful place indeed of which your photos seem to give a fair idea.
My favourite is :
It is a wonderful integration of building, ornamentation, and people as 
they live the place.
I can nearly hear their buzz from here.

And it is always so nice to discover people, places, and animals with you.

Thank you Jayanand

Jayanand Govindaraj wrote:

>I was in the temple town of Madurai a few days ago, if you can call a
>place with  2 million inhabitants a mere town, with a few hours free
>so I went to the monumental Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple there  where
>the god Siva (Sundareswar) and the goddess Meenakshi (Parvathi) are
>said to have wed, and around which the whole city has evolved. It is
>at the pinnacle of South Indian temple architecture, and is supposed
>to be 2500-3000 years old, though most of the temple buildings
>existent today date from the 11th to the 18th century. The whole
>temple complex is huge, around 45 acres, with the main temple itself
>measuring 254 by 237 metres, and has 12 huge goparams (temple towers).
>It had just been freshly painted and was nice and colourful! It was a
>very auspicious day and it was  quite crowded, so I kept a little away
>from the holiest spots. Anyway, a few pictures:
>Comments & criticism, as always, welcome.
>Leica Users Group.
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