Tuesday Photo Challenge – Old

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The Vidyashankara temple was built around 1357-58 C.E. It was built by Vidyaranya, patron-saint of Harihara and Bukka, the brothers who founded the Vijayanagara empire. The temple architecture is also an exhibition of the astronomical expertise of medieval south Indian temple builders. The main temple hall features 12 pillars designated for the 12 signs of the zodiac. Windows and doors along the temple walls are arranged such that equinoxes sunrise views reach the deity. The northern and southern gates enable the sunrise view from the hall during solstices. On the floor is a large circle, marked with converging lines to indicate the direction of the shadows.

More info on the above temple here.

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Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by her.

Old but amazing!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. The first image is so powerful! The post is perfect interpretation of OLD☺️☺️

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    1. Raj says:

      True, thats my favorite too, there is a link below that picture which will take you to more of this temple, you may like the pictures there too. Thank you for your comments and presence..:)

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  2. Choi says:

    two great photos. love the filters (i assume there were filters). thanks for sharing!

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    1. Raj says:

      Not filters … but bit of enhancement using LR. Thank you very much for the appreciation… 🙂

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