Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vignettes from Madurai and around

Amazing figurine from the Museum complex, Meenakshi temple, Madurai

Chola bronzes at the Museum complex

the Museum complex, Meenakshi temple

Shiva Parvati , Inside temple complex, Madurai

Another statuette

North gate , from the temple complex

Old painting from museum complex

View of Thirumala Naicker's Palace built in 1636 AD designed by an Italian architect

Madurai is famous for hand made cotton Sungudi sarees.

Sunset over Madurai skyline

Roman Catholic, Sacred Heart church at Idaikattur, built in 1888

Stained glass paintings of angels at the church, made in France

Royal Emblem at the entrance to Ramnad Palace , Ramanathapuram

Entrance to Ramnad Palace , Ramanathapuram

Tripunithura,South India
31st July 2011

Notre Dame Cathedral and my visit of 2006

It was with much agony that I read about the devastating fire at the famed Notre Dame cathedral and the damages thereof. To me, the Notre...