India from Slides prt26: The Hoysaleswara temple in Halebid

Hoysaleswara temple prt1

Hoysaleswara temple prt1 | digitized from slide

After our visit to the Giant, the taxi drove us to Halebid, to see the Hoysaleswara temple. It was build in the 12th century and is dedicated to Shiva. Most famous for its sculptures.

Hoysaleswara temple prt2

Hoysaleswara temple prt2 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt3

Hoysaleswara temple prt3 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt4

Hoysaleswara temple prt4 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt5

Hoysaleswara temple prt5 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt6

Hoysaleswara temple prt6 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt7

Hoysaleswara temple prt7 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt8

Hoysaleswara temple prt8 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt9

Hoysaleswara temple prt9 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt10

Hoysaleswara temple prt10 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt11

Hoysaleswara temple prt11 | digitized from slide

Hoysaleswara temple prt12

Hoysaleswara temple prt12 | digitized from slide

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10 comments
  1. Jag said:

    Great pictures. I like the last one with the man looking at the sculptures. Beautiful colors!

    • Thanks, Jag. Funny; the last shot is one of my favorites because the colors of the man’s clothes are the same as the colors in the relief-sculpture. 🙂 See you!

  2. I can’t stop thinking about how long they worked at these temples.
    Beautiful pictures and amazing sharpness of the images.

    • I think they build this one in about 85 years; it was finished in 1121. Considering that these images originally are 24 years old color-slides, they look pretty good after a Lightroom treatment. The colors have suffered most; that’s why most of them are B&W’s now.

  3. The b.w. treatments look great, especially #3 down from the top.

    • Thanks John. It takes some time, but the results are worth the effort.

  4. Lovely pictures. . . .this is a very ancient temple, I think. Love the black and white to go with the age!

  5. Malin H said:

    I say: Impressed by this art work… wow…
    Beautiful images, Harrie!

    • I say: thank you, Malin. There is a strong order on the one hand; but on the other hand every little figure is an individual; having it’s own gesture or smile; some of the elephants are playing, while others are dead serious. A celebration of life.

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