Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Great jean113 2019-06-24 13:33

Hello Paul, as I think I said before, I am lost for words as I look at these pictures of the gopurams!
Their height is something else!
An excellent point of view with everyday life going on as normal in the foreground.
I wonder if the people become blasé when they are seeing the gopurams every day? Perhaps taking them for granted?
Your pictures from India have been an education!
Kind regards
Jean

  #1  
Old 06-25-2019, 05:52 AM
PaulVDV PaulVDV is offline
TE Expert
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,415
Default To jean113: a different view of things

Thank you Jean,

Difficult to answer your question correctly.
First of all, most people you see around and in the temple are Hindu pilgrims coming from other places in India.
Their visit of the Meenakshi Temple is something very special to them. They don't visit such an important temple every week/month/year.
On the other hand, I think that foreigners look up more to the gopurams than the Indians. Difficult to explain this.
We see very remarkable architecture and art. The visiting Hindus are, as it were, in a holy place where everything has a religious meaning and of course the Indian visitors were very religious Hindus.

Best wishes,
Paul
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:26 PM.



Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.
explore TREKEARTH