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090 - sunset pswamy temple

In yesterday’s post, I had mentioned the name “Padmanabhaswamy Temple” and one of my blogger friends emailed me asking if I have a photo of the temple. Well, I do! 🙂 It’s that tall, golden structure you see towards the bottom left.

As a child, I used to visit this temple often with my mother and I used to love it, but now I hate going anywhere near it because today it’s more of a tourist attraction than a place of worship, all thanks to this temple being labeled the richest in the world. Also, in the name of renovation, the beautiful temple pond has been drained out, and it seems some of the stone structures surrounding the temple have been demolished. Maybe I am overreacting and after renovation things will actually be better than earlier, but somewhere deep inside I know it’s not going to happen.

As for this photograph, this is THE most beautiful sky I think I’ve ever seen in my life! I normally carry my point and shoot cam with me at all times, but on this day I only had my brother’s iPhone 5, and I knew there was no way the tiny sensor in the phone was going to expose this scene correctly. So I took two shots resting my phone on a stable surface to try and get as perfect an alignment as possible, one exposed for the sky and the other for the building and the pond, and I merged both together to get a balanced photograph.

Too many sunset posts can be irritating, so I think I’ll stop with this one. 🙂