WPC: Dance, Dance, Dance

For a moment I thought I should just capture a shot of Murakami’s “Dance Dance Dance” and post it but this is one of his books that I haven’t read yet. Anyway this week’s challenge asks us to share something that appears like a dance. I was wondering how I should interpret this theme. After…

The Deer of Nara, Japan

Nara is an absolute must visit if you’re travelling to Japan. One of the main attractions in the town is the central Nara Park. This park offers easy access to the main tourist sites of Nara including the world famous Todaiji temple which houses the world’s largest Bronze statue of Buddha (more on Todaji another…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabets in Stone

The weekly photo challenge offers us a prompt every Friday to interpret with photos. This week, the challenge urges us to find a string of letters out in the open. My mind was taken back immediately to all the old inscriptions on stone that I have seen during my travels. These were records of activities…

Reflection: Kiyomizu-dera Illuminated

Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It is a sprawling temple complex that is also a UNESCO heritage monument. Every spring and autumn the temple is illuminated at night to  bring out the beauty of the temple complex and also the cherry blossoms or the autumn leaves. Here is a shot I took of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful(ly) Crafted

This week’s photo challenge theme is careful.  I decided to post a picture of an intricate carving I found at the Hoysala temple at Halebid, Karnataka. This sculpture is of a battle formation called ‘Chakravyuh’ which is described in the Mahabaratha. It’s a circular/ spiral formation that is  nearly impossible to attack and win. I…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors of Cambodia

This week’s photo challenge asks us to make a post about doors I had recently written a post about the colourful doors and gates of the colonial part of Pondichery. However that was a combination of doors and gates. So for this challenge I decided to post doors from ancient Cambodian temples. Click here if…