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Photographer's Note

This is the Sun Temple in Konark (or Konarak) in the Indian state of Orissa (Odisha), a relatively short drive along the coast northeast of Puri, where my latest photos were taken.

This is one of the most famous temples in India, built in the 13th century and dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya. It was largely destroyed sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries, possibly by Muslim armies, and was partly restored during British rule of India. It was declared a world heritage by the UNESCO in 1984. (source: Wikipedia.)

The temple is built like a huge chariot with large wheels on the sides and drawn by horses, all carved from stone. A few years ago I posted this photo of the temple:

https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1530237

I have no memory of actually being inside the temple, and I'm not sure if it is at all possible to get inside. I think the interior is just a heap of rubble. But I spent an hour or so climbing the exterior all around and up on the roof. You can see people doing the same tour.

Two workshop photos show some of the stone carvings on the lower part of the fa鏰de. All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12550 W: 572 N: 24059] (102732)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 1987-10-14
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-01-10 0:37
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