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Making of a Temple -8

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Devi (Chennai, India) on 9 January 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Yet another decorative motif..... part of the ceiling.This is incomplete as you can see from the sketch-mark on the stone.

CASIO EX-Z60 1/100 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Hard to imagine how they'd get that on a ceiling!!

9 Jan 2013 5:25am

@Mooie: This will be a separate slab, Mooie, which will be placed on the ceiling and all the other slabs which form the ceiling, around it, so that this juts out like a sculpture in relief :-)))

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice capture of detail, it is interesting to see how work the sculptor, his sketches on stone, a beautiful photo. I like a lot, great shot.
Have a good day.

9 Jan 2013 7:44am

@gerard1948: Thank you for the appreciation Gerard :-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice & wonderful!

9 Jan 2013 7:56am

@omid: Thank you Omid :-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating work in progress we see here!

9 Jan 2013 7:59am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen- for the appreciation :-)

Pierre from Mâcon, France

very interesting , thanks for sharing

9 Jan 2013 8:01am

@Pierre: Thank you Pierre :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super detail

9 Jan 2013 8:27am

@Nigel: Thank you Nigel for watching :-)

prashant from mumbai, India

subject is good if possible go for more detailing
it's give you more good result according to me
b'caus subject is very good. overall good

9 Jan 2013 8:58am

@prashant: Thank you Prashant..I will try to...:-))

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Intéressants motifs décoratifs sur ce fragment circulaire de la sculpture.
Bonne journée lumineuse!

9 Jan 2013 9:02am

@Benkirane Thami: Merci mille fois Thami :-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the detail!

9 Jan 2013 9:47am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you Ana :-)

helys from Paris, France

Great patterns, details, graphisms
Nice lighting

9 Jan 2013 9:49am

@helys: Thank you helys :-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing details of decorative motif. Great shot.
Wonderful sculpture in stone.
An excellent presentation, Devi. Love it. :)

9 Jan 2013 11:10am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :-))))) I am touched .

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb details !!

9 Jan 2013 11:15am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :-)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

These are so beautiful, these factors are the Artists with a capital A! :-))Haleja.

Have a nice day, my friend!

9 Jan 2013 11:33am

@Oiva: Yes Oiva..Thank you for the continuous support :-)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine detail

9 Jan 2013 11:44am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya :-)

tatar@y from France

Très très belle série.... grand art.)

9 Jan 2013 12:42pm

@tatar@y: Merci tatar@y :-)))

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful work and nicely captured!

9 Jan 2013 3:33pm

@mohkum: Thank you mohkum :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image of the work in progress

9 Jan 2013 5:30pm

@Doug: Thank you Doug...Hope that nasty congestion in the chest has vanished :-)))

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Such simple sketching for a beautiful work of art, have a lovely day Devi x

9 Jan 2013 6:16pm

@Kate: Thank you Kate..These men have the talent in them :-)))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle oeuvre d'art merveilleuse compo.

9 Jan 2013 6:47pm

@Nicou: Merci mille fois Nicou :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent documentary shot of this work in progress! Nicely captured Devi! ;-)

9 Jan 2013 7:22pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you for the continued appreciation Eric :-)

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

In my mind I try to imagine how it looks when it's finished. A beautiful pattern. Maybe you can show us later?

9 Jan 2013 9:12pm

@outsidersworld: Yes outsidersworld, I will...

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Can you guess/do you know how many man days/weeks/months it takes to make just this?

9 Jan 2013 9:57pm

@CElliottUK: It is a family of sculptors, Chris. There are students of the main architect / sculptor too, who work on this. Each one takes up one portion and work on that ; since this particular temple is a complete granite one , the work takes three or four years..In many temples the structure is of bricks and limestone and cement and only the sculptures are carved, But here the whole thing is a sculpted one. It is a year since I visited this between I had to stop as my husband underwent an open-heart surgery...but we have started our hectic tours again as the Surgeon who performed the surgery turned out to be a God/ magician who has brought back the daily routine into my husband's life. Planning to go there soon and see the finished Temple :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's quite beautiful and will look good on the ceiling.

9 Jan 2013 11:48pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve for the continued appreciation :-)

L'angevine from Angers, France


10 Jan 2013 6:14pm

@L'angevine: Merci L'angevine :))))

christine from schoten, Belgium

Interesting to see how it is sculpted, this is real handwork !

11 Jan 2013 8:49pm

@christine: Thank you for the visit and appreciationCchristine :-)

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38 mm (35mm equiv.)