Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mahabalipuram: First Glance

The next few posts will feature pictures from my recent trip to Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its shore temples and other massive carvings by an ancient race called the Pallavas that ruled the region in the 7th century. These ancient monuments are mostly rock cut and monolithic, depicting various gods and the people of that era. It must have taken many men working patiently together to create these awe inducing relics of an ancient civilization. 


Vix said...

One of my favourite places, we spent a month there last year. Le Guru is my favourite hang out. x

Palomasea said...

Karen, this will be fascinating..can't wait to see.

Thank You!
- Irina

Anonymous said...

That is such a beautiful place !! I can hardly wait for the rest of the pictures.

Gemel said...

Wow, that is one place I would dearly love to see. Amazing.

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Nathalie said...

Dear Karen,
Thanks for this first image, this is fascinating. I look forward to seeing more of this amazing part of the world.