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.
India’s DiversityAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:19:38+02:00
India’s Diversity One of my favourite pictures that I took during my three-month summer stay in India in June 2019. Photographed in a temple complex of the UNESCO World Heritage site Hampi, it represents much of what India stands for. One aspect: the colours and the diversity associated with them. Each of the oncoming [...]
Drinking MonkeyAlexander Maxelon2019-08-15T19:20:33+02:00
Drinking Monkey The hand wash basins in the Indian temple town of Hampi are not exclusively available for people. In the heat of the afternoon, a monkey uses the same as a water source while curiously looking for my camera.
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.
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.
Incense SticksAlexander Maxelon2019-09-07T14:26:18+02:00
Incense Sticks In order to communicate with the gods, many visitors of temples light incense sticks. This picture was taken in 2017 on the island of Cheung Chau, which belongs to Hong Kong.