India from Slides prt12: In the Garden of the Mysore Palace

Shweta varahaswany temple

Shweta varahaswany temple | digitized from slide

Another day in Mysore. In the Garden of the huge Palace was the Shweta varahaswany temple. We were the only ones around. I liked the atmosphere and was amazed by the architecture and the sculptures. In architecture I like a basic, geometrical structure (does not have to be visible; as long as you can feel it); on which the more detailed parts can grow. These temples are extreme examples of that; they develop into almost insane, but still well controlled details. A sort of rational nature.
When it got dark there was a concert inside the palace. Raga music with sitar and tabla played by Indian musicians that were as famous in India as Eric Clapton or Sting in ‘the west’. In the palace was only room for very important people; but in the garden were speakers all over the place so that other people could also listen to the concert (for free, notes the Dutchman 😉 ). The huge palace-garden was very crowded and everyone was listening with a lot of attention, while the palace filled the garden with the glow of a million little lights.

To the Gate

To the Gate | digitized from slide

Simple main geometry and well controlled fine details

Simple main geometry and well controlled fine details | digitized from slide

Guards

Guards | digitized from slide

Speaking the Language of a Flower

Speaking the Language of a Flower | digitized from slide

Courtyard of the Temple

Courtyard of the Temple | digitized from slide

Quatre Mains

Quatre Mains | digitized from slide

In Harmony

In Harmony | digitized from slide

View from the Backyard

View from the Backyard | digitized from slide

Shweta varahaswany temple by Night

Shweta varahaswany temple by Night | digitized from slide

Enlightened Mysore Palace

Enlightened Mysore Palace | digitized from slide

City on Fire

City on Fire | digitized from slide

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8 comments
  1. Such beautiful images of Garden of the Mysore Palace. Feels so serene and spirited.

    • Thanks a lot, Otto. It was a wonderful and inspiring trip; nice to read that it speaks from the images. (that is why I blog).

  2. A most touching and timeless set Harrie, so full of nostalgia!

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