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Karnataka - Hampi - Virupaksha Temple

On one of my previous pictures of Hampi you致e seen a part of the Virupaksha temple, more specifically its huge main gopura (= gateway tower).

The Virupaksha temple is the only remaining working temple in Hampi and one of the oldest structures. The main gateway tower was built in 1442 and is almost 50 m. high.

The architecture and the many decorations are amazing.
Now I like to present you three pictures I致e taken on its courtyard. I especially liked the late afternoon light.

One of the structures of the temple has a wonderful ceiling with many panels of Vijayanagara paintings. Of course I致e taken a picture of it but it痴 not of good quality.

For those of you who are interested in Hampi, there痴 an interesting website with lots of beautiful photos:
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/iwJCpOAahkw2LQ


I just heard the sad news about the sandstorms that made many victims in the north and east of India. Hopefully these terrible storms will stop very soon.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4176 W: 17 N: 9748] (40262)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2017-12-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-05-03 12:05
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