ABC wednesday – Letter O for Object d’art

Yes today’s letter for me is “Object d’art”. This picture is of the stone chariot in a place called as “Hampi” located in the state I reside in (Karnataka).. This beautiful monument has a history.. It was the cultural capital of Vijaynagara Samraja.. Umm I have not much idea about the history.. however, you can click on the image to go to a site that can give you more information about it..

These stone architectures.. however have always intrigued me.. and will do the same to the future generation! What amazing tribute to man’s determination and well artistry!

On request of ” Historiophile ” The lotus palace is here πŸ™‚ He is a veritable treasure of historic trivia! Umm you might not hear this again karthik.. but I admire you for it πŸ˜€

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20 thoughts on “ABC wednesday – Letter O for Object d’art

  1. Oh wow… that’s one nice image! Very nice! The details are just awesome..

    My “O” photos are now posted here and here. Hope you can pass by, too! Thanks!

  2. Thank you Ray for stopping by πŸ™‚

    Ah our heritage always affects us πŸ™‚

    Ah jenn thank you! melissa thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  3. one of my colleague visited hampi and just doesnt seem to stop praising abt this place…make me all the more wanting to visit this place….maybe my next vacation is going to be in hampi….beautiful architechture

  4. Hampi is an amazing place…its a World Heritage site and the only place where you can find medieval secular structures still surviving for e.g. the Lotus Palace (do post a pic of that too…its a beautiful structure) ..bcos in general we have only religious structures surviving.

    But in terms of stone the most intricate and wonderful architecture is those of the Hoysalas (again of ur home state)..check out the pics of Chennakesava temple in Belur and the structures in Halebid.

  5. Imagine the sculptor standing in front of a block of marble and wondering where to begin! These large sculptures always astound me. Thanks for bringing us this one.

  6. Thank you so much guys! I promise I shall hit each one of your blogs.. just gimme time!

    @karthik.. as it happens.. i am very stingy with it πŸ˜€

Humor me please? *winks*

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