Kanchipuram has temples from the Pallava, Chola, Vijaynagar and Nayaka periods, all the way from the 8th c to the 17th c. The town’s stock of residential buildings is quite impressive as well, with colonial and desi deco styled buildings, as well as ‘traditional’ pitched-roof houses. Continue reading
In India, you can find art deco motifs, hints of art deco, everywhere. In this case, on the grill-door of the 10th c AD Varahi Temple at Chaurasi village in Odisha. I wonder when that grill was made!
Since they don’t allow photography inside the Jagannath Puri temple, I had to make do just with photos of the main spire from the outside, along with photos of some of the buildings along Grand Road. Continue reading
Old Town Bhubaneswar is one of those urban areas that is crying out to become a heritage zone, with special regulations and guidelines on construction, development, activities etc. Not only is there a plethora of important ancient temples in the area, there are also dharamshalas (rest-houses), maths (monasteries) and residential buildings from the early 20th c and possibly even 19th c. Continue reading
Photos from the Roop Nagar neighborhood, with some later and more modernist residences than the adjacent Kamla Nagar. Continue reading
Photos from along Satyawati Marg in Kamla Nagar. Continue reading