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Is this an altar? I love the primary color scheme in this photo, esp. the red and blue!!
Charles Dastodd: I think this is an alter or small shrine. You can see the basket with some offerings that have been left and also in the right corner there are 3 or 4 incense sticks burning.
I am always amazed by these eastern temples / shrines / places of worship. They're not big on maintenance, but that adds to the atmosphere.

great image

Charles Dastodd: thanks, Rob!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Jan 2010, 02:09
certainly not shy with the painting smile
Charles Dastodd: Indeed! I tried to bring the colors out a bit more, but they do just fine on their own smile
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 23 Jan 2010, 04:13
That looks like small shrine besides a big temple. Beautifully observed shot, something we can miss easily.
Charles Dastodd: Yes, this was next to a big Kali temple north of Kolkata.
Very nicely captured. I like the vivid colours.
Charles Dastodd: thanks, Richard
Presumably just a small part of the whole Charles.
Charles Dastodd: Yes, just a small shrine next to a large Kali temple.
Good to get a shot of it being used.
Charles Dastodd: Yes it was! smile
A beautiful composition, marked by all these architectural elements painted red.
Charles Dastodd: thanks, armando!
Great shot Charles..I see they like their colours.
Charles Dastodd: thanks for the comment, Ron smile
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2010, 15:44
A very different way of life. Interesting image.
Charles Dastodd: Indeed, quite different and very old.
The inside of the shrine looks very well used, Really like the vivid colours.
Charles Dastodd: I think it was well used. It is next to a much bigger temple which gets a lot of traffic each day.
Great vivid capture Charles
Charles Dastodd: thanks, derek!
Nice shot!
Charles Dastodd: thanks!
  • don
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2010, 16:50
The strong graphic of the arch makes this shot very eye-catching. The person bent over adds to the interest - is she looking, praying... what?
Very nice shot.
Charles Dastodd: I suspect praying, yes. thanks for the comment!
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2010, 17:21
Love the vivid colors. The blue of the clothing is also framed so well by the arch of the Shrine. Thanks for sharing!
Charles Dastodd: Thanks, yvonne!
An interesting report shot
Charles Dastodd: Thank you!
What a lovely blog. I'm an instant fan.

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