Temple Details Seen from close up, many temples in India are even more spectacular than from a distance. The sculptures, patterns and animal representations carved out of stone surround entire temples like this one.
Taj Mahal in ColoursAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:03:45+02:00
Taj Mahal in Colours The Taj Mahal is probably the most iconic building in India and is globally known as one of the seven wonders of the world. The picture shows the first view that visitors have of the complex when entering from the main entrance. In combination with the green lawn, the colourful [...]
Amber Fort ElephantAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:04:44+02:00
Amber Fort Elephant The Amber Fort is one of the largest Jaipur’s and shines in a bright sandy yellow tone. Although the picture would be boring without the elephant, the story behind it is less beautiful. To domesticate elephants so that they let people ride them, they are often kept in captivity and tortured [...]
Udaipurs SummerpalaceAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:05:36+02:00
Udaipurs Summerpalace Udaipur is known for its palaces and forts. Literally translated, Udaipur means white city, which becomes especially clear when looking at the summer palace, which is located in the middle of Lake Pichhola. Today it is a star hotel and exclusively accessible to hotel guests.
Prayer WheelsAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:16:55+02:00
Prayer Wheels Only 20km away from Nepal lies the Indian tea area Darjeeling. In the region are not only tea plantations, but also a number of temples and monasteries. One of the most famous monasteries is Bhutia Busty, whose prayer wheels are pictured here.
Virupaksha TempleAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T18:35:28+02:00
Virupaksha Temple What Athens is for Greece and Rome for Italy is in a sense Hampi for India. In the village north of Bangalore, one can explore countless old, mostly dilapidated temples scattered among the hills. Virupaksha Temple is one of the few that is still actively used today.
Buddha and BuddhaAlexander Maxelon2019-06-27T05:00:32+02:00
Buddha and Buddha One of my favourite pictures of my one-year stay in China is this Buddha and his mirror image. Taken in the history museum of the city Xi'an, this Buddha represents peace, sensuality and serenity as well as devotion.
Terracotta WarriorsAlexander Maxelon2019-06-27T04:42:45+02:00
Terracotta Warriors The mausoleum Qin Shihuangdis, known for its terracotta warriors is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Nowadays it has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all over the world but the sight of the over 2000-year-old warriors is still spectacular and worth visiting. This photo gives [...]
Temple GuardsAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T20:25:36+02:00
Temple Guards In Vietnam, I came across these statues at the entrance of a temple in early 2018.
Emperor BlueAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T20:02:07+02:00
Emperor Blue Sometimes the simplicity of the picture is the convincing element, as with this blue palace roof photographed in Beijing, China.