T for Temples

Since time immemorial man has always sought to connect with God by building sacred spaces. For today’s post I’m putting together a collage of ancient temples from different parts of the world.

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Temple of Athena, Jerash, Jordan
Ornate Gopura at Banteay Srei
Ornate Gopura at Banteay Srei, Cambodia
Todai-ji Temple in Nara
Todai-ji Temple in Nara
Central Tower Angkor Wat
Central Tower Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat and Reflection
Angkor Wat and Reflection
Indentations that give more room for sculptures
Indentations that give more room for sculptures at Haleibidu, Karnataka, India
Pillared Hall- Airavatesvara Temple
Pillared Hall- Airavatesvara Temple, Tamil Nadu, India
Silhouette of the 5 towers of Angkor Wat at Sunrise & Reflection
Silhouette of the 5 towers of Angkor Wat at Sunrise & Reflection
2.The Iconic Head of Buddha in a Bodhi Tree
The Iconic Head of Buddha in a Bodhi Tree
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A Famous Building with an even more famous Oculus, Pantheon, Rome
Standing Tall at 49 feet
Standing Tall at 49 feet, Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, India
Stone Chariot at Vittala Complex
Stone Chariot at Vittala Complex, Hampi, India
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17 thoughts on “T for Temples”

  1. I am always in awe of the talent, the craftsmanship and imagining the amount of time it must have taken to form stone into the more intricate carvings. Really incredible. Oh–and the PATIENCE! I simply don’t have it.

    1. I agree with you- it’s hard for us to imagine the patience and the perseverance and the planning that people must have done in the ancient times to put up some amazing structures!

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