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

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Subject: [Leica] Photos of a Temple
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 12:39:05 -0500
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Simply amazing architecture!
(would love to see some detail images of those towers)
Do you know how that level of intricate detail was achieved?
The man-hours to achieve it?
Over how many years?

George Lottermoser
george at

On May 3, 2009, at 10:34 AM, 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.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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