A woman fortune teller counselling her client while others are waiting in their queue, Bugis, Singapore

Bugis
A woman fortune teller counselling her client while others are waiting in their queue, Singapore, Bugis

Terraced farming fields on the hillside at Poombarai near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

Terraced farming fields on the hillside at Poombarai near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
These terraced fields reminded me the rice fields of Bali. Here, they are farming onions, potatoes and carrots.

Terraced farming fields on the hillside at Poombarai near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara ("The Slayer of the elephant demon") depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
This sculpture was hidden among the encroachments but revealed once they’re cleared recently. It’s a rare sculpture depicting the mythical story where Lord Shiva slayed a demon that came in the form of elephant. This Puthu Mandapam was built during the early 1620 CE Nayak rule.

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) bird has his tails up at MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore

A Black-and-white Bulbul (Brachypodius melanoleucos) has his tails up at MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore
It looked like a javan myna from afar but has a unique tail and plumage. Beautiful little bird and happy to have a sight of it.

An Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) bird has his tails up at MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore

A Grey heron standing still in the middle of reflective Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

A Grey heron standing still in the middle of reflective Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Herons love still waters and their reflection on it, I guess.

A Grey heron standing still in the middle of reflective Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Clouds descending on Western Ghats, a view from the Poombarai Village View Point, Poombarai, Tamil Nadu, India

Clouds descending on Western Ghats, a view from the Poombarai Village View Point, Poombarai, Tamil Nadu, India
Lush green blanket covered the entire mountain range and a sliver line of water fall coming down in the distance. It was a majestic view from that spot.

Clouds descending on Western Ghats, a view from the Poombarai Village View Point, Poombarai, Tamil Nadu, India

A peacock displaying it’s crown feather at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

A peacock diaplaying it's crown feather  at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
A peacock displaying it’s crown feather at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Adiyogi statue glowing in the early night sky, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Adiyogi statue glowing in the early night sky, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Stunning large bust sculpture lit up to glow in the twilights.

Adiyogi statue glowing in the early night sky, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A damaged clay statue of a warrior deity on horse being propped up with stick and ropes, Samanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A damaged clay statue of a warrior deity on horse being propped up with stick and ropes, Samanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Good to see It’s standing up to the tides of time and retaining it’s colors.

A damaged clay statue of a warrior deity on horse being propped up with stick and ropes, Samanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Nandhi is always positioned facing God Shiva traditionally. This statue was facing Darbhar (Royal court) inside the palace complex which housed temples as well.

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Stone tablets and prayer flags near the Chiu Monastery, Manasarovar lake, Tibet

Stone tablets and prayer flags near  the Chiu Monastery, Manasarovar lake, Tibet
Tibetan tablets usually depict prayers or mantras. And one can see prayer flags all around.

Stone tablets and prayer flags near the Chiu Monastery, Manasarovar lake, Tibet

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet
One of many small monasteries by the road side. Tibetan colors with detailed craft works at the doors and windows. Unique architecture style.

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet
One of the sacred Buddhist temple that has distinctly Tibetan colors and housed a few thousands of images of Buddha (various kinds). Apparently built as a small temple around 600 CE.

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Interestingly, the image of a boy with cricket bat and ball, is made as colorful as that of the God, Vishnu statue.

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Jain Sculptures at Kalugumalai (Vulture Hill), one of a Jaina Abode from 8th Century AD, Tamil Nadu, India

Jain Sculptures at Kalugumalai (Vulture Hill), one of a Jaina Abode from 8th Century AD, Tamil Nadu, India
These sculptures were made around 8th Century. Labels in Vatteluttu script apparently indicates some of these images were made in memory of departed souls. Many Jain Ascetics lived in these hills back in those years.

Jain Sculptures at Kalugumalai (Vulture Hill), one of a Jaina Abode from 8th Century AD, Tamil Nadu, India

View from top of the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

View from top of  the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
These boulders would have been watching all the changes happening at the ground from the top, it seemed.

View from top of the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old church ruined by the 1964 cyclone, Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India

An old church ruined by  the 1964 cyclone,  Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India
The building is very close to the Sea and the cyclone had left it in ruins but it still has a charm and beauty.

An old church ruined by the 1964 cyclone, Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India