Brackets and Corbels :Temples and Forts

The Hindu architecture is replete with magnificent examples of stone work……. embroidered stone! With simple tools like hammer and chisel these ancient stones tell the tales of knowledge and accuracy of workmanship of the craftsmen. A few examples to marvel at(no words required…..) :

 

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About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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2 Responses to Brackets and Corbels :Temples and Forts

  1. Aadarsh Dash says:

    What an architecture wow.. I love visiting such beautiful monuments. I wish i could design a fort or palace someday. Look at the detailing on the roofs, pillars, walls , entrances etc. Hats off to the person you designed this fort.

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