It is easy to get overawed by magnificent edifices and miss out on the exquisite details that contribute to making them awe-inspiring in the first place.
With my design background, it isn’t so much that I don’t notice the finer nuances of architectural construction, as that I get so carried away by their intricacies that I forget to capture them on camera. I additionally get distracted by the people-watching the more popular sites afford.
Here’s a sampling of close-ups that did make it to my albums:
From the Taj Mahal, Agra – that benchmark for simple perfection – a pietra dura panel and delicately turned marble edge molding.
A skillfully carved marble plinth from the Red Fort, Delhi.
Back home in Chennai, the detail of a doorway in the Kapaleeswarar temple. Its ornate painted spire forms the background.
Detail from an equally colourful spire across the bay in the beautiful Wat Arun, Bangkok.
And finally a set of gorgeous features from Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur;Detail of ornate door shutter – Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Until next time……..happy travels, no matter where life takes you!