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

Afternoon Sun lighted up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan

Afternoon Sun lighted up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan
Angle of the Sun rays amidst the leaves and shadows had revealed the inner veins of the flower and made the petals sparkling. I liked the effect and the colors.

Afternoon Sun lighting up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan

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

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

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
This palace was built mostly with red bricks nearly 400 years ago in 1600s. Had withstood a few tests of time and earthquakes.

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore
This little flower literally lit up the small pond it was blooming.

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet
He has an unique way to carry the pot which is different from how people carry in lower altitude. He’s well accustomed to carry at such altitude. The monastery is overlooking the Manasarovar lake and such divine and beautiful place.

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India
One of a breathtaking display of golden color that I had seen in an unmanned beach. So divine.

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore
Historical building from the colonial era, creatively colored and lit up. It has apparently 927 windows. No air-conditioning those days.

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore

A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A pink-necked green pigeon at the Mount Faber Park, Singapore

A pink-necked green pigeon at the Mount Faber Park, Singapore
It’s a male bird that has such an unique and colorful plumage around it’s neck.

A pink-necked green pigeon at the Mount Faber Park, Singapore

A Grey heron standing still at the Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

A Grey heron standing still at the Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Was so happy to capture the reflection in the still waters with the heron which was as still as the waters too.

A Grey heron standing still at the Pekan Quarry waters, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Mural of a rickshaw man in the background while patrons dining in a Bistro, Clive Street, Little India, Singapore

Mural of a rickshaw man in the background while patrons dining in a Bistro, Clive Street, Little India, Singapore
Surprisingly, this mural was removed and the wall got washed out within a few months.

Mural of a rickshaw man in the background while patrons dining in a Bistro, Clive Street, Little India, Singapore

An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak's Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India
A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India