Travel Photography Photos tagged as monuments and art
This detail from the main temple at Ranakpur shows how every square inch of the temples is covered in carvings of characters and Gods from the Jain mythology and history. The temple is exquisite and the young priest that showed us around was justifiably proud of where he worshipped
The impressive Cathedral.
This place is really beautiful day and night. At night it seems to float on the lake of sacred waters surrounding it
So named because of the very long eyelashes...included here as this is the year of the tiger and this one is in a temple near our hotel
Impossible to capture fully this place on film. It exceeded our expectations even with the huge build up we had. If you are going to go, go early. If you get the chance, climb the mountain behind, Waynapicchu for truly spectacular views of the area.
This historical building houses the Oaxaca Institute of Handicrafts and Arts.
The Church of St. Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca City, Mexico. The construction of this Baroque ecclesiastical building started in 1572 and work was completed in 1666. The interior contains many rooms & alcoves
The typical patio Aandaluz (Spain) in a building in Oaxaca
A beautiful Art Gallery in Oaxaca city. In this photo can be seen the artfully decorated entrance to the gallery.
The eye catching colourful murals and stone figures on the wall of the Art Gallery in Oaxaca city.
These colourful cone shaped hats decorated the patio of the art gallery. Oaxaca city
The old building of the Teatro Macedonio Alcala in Oaxaca
All streets lead to the City Centre. This signpoast in Oaxaca city, Mexico indicates to the visitors.
The pedestrian streets Alcala and Garcia Vigil will take you to the city centre, El Zocalo. In the photo at the far end is the square with restaurants and further along are the markets.
Entrace to a artfully decorated house Oaxaca
These are fried grasshopper which are sold in the markets of Mexico. This display is in a food market in Oaxaca. They are crunchy, tasty and nourishing.
A variety of chillies in the food market, Oaxaca. There are 150 different varieties of chillies in Mexico