Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Carvings in a niche in one of the Kanheri caves in Mumbai.
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26 comments:

  1. More gorgeous carvings! Exquisite shots!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. You have quite a variety of Buddhas in these caves! I'm sure each one must symbolize some aspect of his life or teachings, right?

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  3. you are right jacob. the figures around him are the disciples or monks who venerate him.

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  4. I cannot begin to conceive of the patience it must take to chip out something like this. Never mind the exquisite carvings, just cutting the cave into the rock with the tools that were available at the time... astonishing. You may have said but I've forgotten, do they have an estimate of how many artisans were employed and how long it took them to create one of these? Seems like the answers would be "a bunch" and "a long time", but I was wondering if anyone's been able to get more specific than that.

    Marvelous capture. It's a tough shot getting detail in a low contrast subject like this!

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  5. This image has quite a great looking texture and atmosphere

    Ambience

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  6. I wonder how long it took to do all these incredible carvings...such a testimony to Buddha. Your photograph is an inspiration to so many to travel to India to see some of the beauty this country has to offer visitors.

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  7. I see Buddhism & Hindu motifs dancing together as only in India.


    Namaste & Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  8. Beautiful. The intricate carving is awe-inspiring.

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  9. Love the play of shadow and light.

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  10. Unique carvings :-)
    Its beautiful ...

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  11. nice stone work :)

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  12. Wonderful and beautiful :O)
    Peace and love,Aleksandra

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  13. More nice and interesting carvings! I like them so much!
    ***
    As regards the TAV, I don't think they would be displaced by the railway: the fear is for the beauty of the landscape and the pretty ancient little villages.

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  14. I like the half shadow. Great shot.

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  15. Amazing! And very mysterious the way you photographed it!

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  16. Love this, you made it very intriging

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  17. I cannot begin to conceive of the patience it must take to chip out something like this. Never mind the exquisite carvings, just cutting the cave into the rock with the tools that were available at the time... astonishing. You may have said but I've forgotten, do they have an estimate of how many artisans were employed and how long it took them to create one of these? Seems like the answers would be "a bunch" and "a long time", but I was wondering if anyone's been able to get more specific than that.

    Marvelous capture. It's a tough shot getting detail in a low contrast subject like this!

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  18. Love the play of shadow and light.

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