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13-18 June 2011

About the previous poetry: This set was primarily influenced by simplistic experiences that I had throughout the trip, that shaped my mindset towards various broader issues. 'Elegy' 's central ideas were taken from occurrences at both the Dwarkadeesh Temple in Dwarka and the temple at Rameshwaram. 'The Birthplace of Tranquility' described a beach close to Rameshwaram called Dhanush Kodi, which may possibly be the most stunning site I have ever witnessed (will upload pictures as well later on).


The massive structure of the cloud and its apparent movement accentuate the general gloominess and depression that I felt on the day. ('Elegy' was written a few hours after this was taken, so both moods can be interrelated)


The misspelling of 'abandon' actually reinforces this phrase in ways that its creator never would have imagined, as the structure of the word is abandoned itself :)


What I found striking about this one, more than the sun itself, was the stark contrast in the sun and the laid back, sleepy attitude evoked by the town as a whole.


I was something of a spontaneous image that I happened to catch a glimpse of at the Meenakshi temple, Madurai, where the steel bars surrounding the temple conveyed more than they might have wished to.

(I realize that these may be of a slightly worse quality than usual, as they were taken from my mobile. More coming up as soon as I manage to link the computer to my camera!)

Posted by ankitdamani 21:53 Tagged rain temple india sign sun weather photography cloud cage

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the pictures tell a tale which words cannot. my favorite was the one with the temple and the steel bars as the scene was created by your viewpoint. the bars around the temple convey both meanings: the access for outsiders (general public) to the temple premises (religion) and vice versa. so are they protecting the temple or protecting the general public from religious fundamentalism? I would like to think Both!

by rajesh67

I also looked at it as a form of caged beauty, enchantment in boundaries, limits such as the connection with god that we may never truly experience

by ankitdamani

again beautifully put. just underlines the point that the connection is never outside it is always within. please upload more!

by rajesh67

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