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Sacred Places

The last in my "Sacred Places" series for now.

Another shot of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, this time taken from the Hooghly River. Along the side of the temple compound are 12 smaller shrines, two of which are seen here in the foreground, each dedicated to the god Shiva. You can see the larger Kali temple in the background. As part of a visit to Dakshineswar a person would typically start at one end of the 12 Shiva shrines and work your way down the line, going into each one to receive Shiva's blessing.

Sacred Places Series

Sacred Places

The last in my "Sacred Places" series for now.

Another shot of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, this time taken from the Hooghly River. Along the side of the temple compound are 12 smaller shrines, two of which are seen here in the foreground, each dedicated to the god Shiva. You can see the larger Kali temple in the background. As part of a visit to Dakshineswar a person would typically start at one end of the 12 Shiva shrines and work your way down the line, going into each one to receive Shiva's blessing.

Sacred Places Series

comments (96)

  • marc
  • Canada
  • 5 Feb 2010, 00:11
very nice with wonderful detail on this temple. lovely colours...
nicely done !
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Feb 2010, 00:30
This is brilliant, Charles. I like the way it shows the cracks and imperfections in the domes.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 00:43
this look utterly wonderful! i really dig the colors & crispness of it all.. wonderful shot.. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Feb 2010, 01:01
Gorgeous shot here Charles
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 01:21
Good shot. I like the powerful red tones.
this sure is an impressive building, well caught again Charles
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 01:31
This is amazing architecture. I am facinated with this and probably more so with your perspective.
Beautiful place, great colors.

I'm glad you wrote just after me on Philib's blog smile
Where exactly is it located in India ?
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 02:00
beautiful and nice tight framing on this structure shot.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 5 Feb 2010, 02:16
Wow! A great capture of this temple. When I saw this, the first thing that came to mind was that the architect wanted to "super size" his creation. Beautiful capture of these architectural details.
  • Dulcie
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 02:38
An amazingly clear and crisp and detailed image. Beautiful light and color...looks like a wonderful place as well as sacred place to visit !
  • Zhu
  • Canada
  • 5 Feb 2010, 02:40
The colors are just popping on my screen - beautiful!

Love the way you took the pic, a relative close-up.
the gold and red is particularly warm. i love all the small boxes, spaces and layers. you hardly notice the girls walking in front.
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 03:20
Love the colors and the details that you share with your images.
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 5 Feb 2010, 03:59
Quelle agréable promenade en te compagnie !
great capture! very sharp and details!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 5 Feb 2010, 04:21
Fantastic color combos and once again the structure is amazing.
  • SOUL AFLAME
  • Nestled in Mother natures ample bosom
  • 5 Feb 2010, 04:29
An astoundingly beautiful architectural shot, that, if you will forgive the analogy is almost 'Disney' like in it's overflowing 'Wow' factor (Though naturally way more meaningful and symbolic)

Colours and perspective, detail and history all draw me into the shot. Utterly superb
wonderful series, Charles. This sort of architecture certainly gives a sense of the much larger than ones own self. smile
  • Clif
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 04:52
Nice shot, Charles! The colors and detail are striking.
I'm glad you came to visit my blog because it made me discover your beautiful and lightful pictures !
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 5 Feb 2010, 05:14
Wow... wonderful colors and shape.
Wonderful architecture, great light, colors and details! Beautiful photograph!Great work!
What a great colorfull detailed capture. Fantastic work.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Feb 2010, 05:48
Very colourful. The domes somehow remind me of huge pumpkins - somehow smile Great shot.
another great sacred place - wonderfully vibrant

PS I love the way you get your verticals so vertical smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2010, 06:25
This is a STUNNER, Charles. It's gorgeous!
Wow, amazing colours, fantastic shot
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2010, 06:59
Great crop and composition, love the trees, now I can kind of picturit how the scale is.
A brilliant idea that framing bold and intimate! The colors are magical! a beautiful cliché that blackmailed the light! Good day.
  • tede
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 07:19
Hello, awesome beauty of this temple, a marvel. Good day.
Magnificent!, this is like an explosion of warm colors.
I like it.
Sun baked colours, its beautiful
  • Nina
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 08:00
There is the magnitude of the divine in this picture!
Superbe!
This temple is so wonderful I really hope I can one day visit.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Feb 2010, 08:15
These things are radiant Charles: you feel as if you could warm yourself just by standing close to them
  • jpla
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 08:41
Les couleurs sont exquises. Bonne journée.
JP
  • Jaap
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2010, 08:49
Excellent shot, very colorful, good detail. Giving a great impression about the temple complex.
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 5 Feb 2010, 09:06
Wow , Very Nice shot from Interesting Place . . .
Good Composition
aweome colors
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2010, 09:28
wow.. just love those colourful domes.. beautiful.. and they are huge as well.. thanks for the background info.
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 5 Feb 2010, 09:32
Ah le traitement met encore plus l'eau à la bouche
  • mhlne
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 09:48
Very beautiful ! great colors and details !
It's like something from Legoland, rather than a real place - wonderful!
  • grouser
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2010, 10:36
Excellent series and this is the cream of the crop. You have brought out the architectural qualities beautifully.
  • BoB
  • Italy
  • 5 Feb 2010, 10:56
wow amazing architecture
Well done
  • Angelo
  • Italy
  • 5 Feb 2010, 11:21
Perfect composition and great tone. Congrats!
This is architecture like in a fairytale!
Well done.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 12:52
oh wow! these structures are truly impressive!
Great colours, fine architectural detail. a nice one Charles.
Very nice stucture , the colors are really great , Phil.
  • Amanda
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 14:02
This is a stunning capture--the tones are so warm.
From this point of view it's an impressive temple. Nice architecture and lovely luminous colors.
This really is a magnificent building Charles.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 5 Feb 2010, 15:13
LOL at Louis.
Waht a beautiful place, you have captured this wonderfully Charlessmile
  • harry
  • Germany
  • 5 Feb 2010, 15:17
I love the rich, bright colors and the intricate visible detail.
Just a beautiful place Charles. Your picture does it justice.
  • Don
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 16:03
An impressive image for its shapes and those brilliant colors. Top flight shooting!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2010, 16:49
what lovely colors, good shot
SUPER !!! A beautiful architectural shot !!!
What wonderful hues and a great close up Charles.

richard
I am astounded by the amount of work that went into construction.
excellent lighting, colors and building - great work
  • Patrick
  • Belgium
  • 5 Feb 2010, 18:06
Great capture, beautiful colors. Nice shot!
  • alice
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 18:43
Sumptuous.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2010, 18:57
Excellent, Derek; I love the colours here. I've enjoyed your series.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2010, 18:58
Oopps.. sorry, I've called you Derek! My apologies.
  • Nigel
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2010, 19:25
Stunning image.
Excellent shot, stunning colours!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Feb 2010, 19:59
Another stunner Charles
WOW! This is one amazing capture. The colours and detail are fantastic. So crisp and clear. I simply love it! Very well done
  • belbe
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 21:36
great shot,
light is good
colors are warm
and sharp details
Bien à toi !
  • Marie
  • France
  • 5 Feb 2010, 21:39
WAOH !!
What a spectacular decor and amazing tones !! I'm in admiration and I'm Jealous ! smile))))
Compliments for this wonderful capture and you make me dream ! smile
  • ppeut
  • Germany
  • 5 Feb 2010, 21:41
Thank you for your visit on my blog.
You picture is very beautiful thanks to the warm light and your composition of this building.
A great shot.
  • mike
  • Spain
  • 5 Feb 2010, 21:57
Truly majestic and I like the crop.
supreme colours
Sacred sites and are well cared for. With some very bright colors.
Wunderfull architecture, i like exotic form, ( my english is also bad lol)
  • Toni
  • Eastern Washington
  • 6 Feb 2010, 05:58
Wow, fantastic shot of the architecture - love all the different textures and the fantastic color.
wow, cool place.....
like this one!!
  • mirela
  • United States
  • 6 Feb 2010, 13:13
Oh, wow! Majestic and amazing! Tone is spot on! Love your work, I just now discovered you!!!!
  • Earnest
  • United States
  • 7 Feb 2010, 17:54
This and the previous photo are absolutely stunning!
Wow! As I clicked on the page what struck me instantly was the gorgeous colours here. Such beautiful architecture Charles. Thanks for sharing
  • Peter
  • Philippines
  • 8 Feb 2010, 02:35
That is just a plain gorgeous shot! smile Must make a mental note to visit India soon.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2010, 02:39
the colors here are outstanding. really lovely.
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2010, 10:17
Gorgeous colors ! Nice shot !
Such lovely colors, beautiful shot!
Great sub series, this one is my fave I think.
  • Monique
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Feb 2010, 07:41
Very nice warm tones and pov,
a beautiful and exotic building!
  • Marc L.
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:52
Bel angle de prise de vue, superbe rendu des couleurs.
This is gorgeous! i love the warm tones...
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2010, 19:42
such elegant architecture
WOW! Lovely colours!
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 16 Feb 2010, 06:01
Maravillosa. Voy a añadirte en mi blog para no perderte de de vista
  • reno
  • 17 Feb 2010, 19:29
This one is wonderfull: the composition with this lighting on the top of the second level, and the two dominant colours. Good choice to let the first trees in the frame,those trees and forms add a sort of repetition in relation with architecture.

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