A Year in Pictures – Belur Well

Belur Well
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The structure you see in the background there is the entrance tower to the twelfth-century Chennakesava Temple complex in Belur. It is huge; this is a shot up at it through the well in the courtyard (a framing I was rather proud of). The density of carving you see there is about par for the course in the temples we visited, which had me reflecting a lot on how clumsy a great deal of twelfth-century European art is by comparison.

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