Friday, September 23, 2005

This is my first attempt at putting a picture on this blog. I went to India in December for a conference. The conference was in a place called Khajuraho in the middle of nowhere. It's one of the most untouched Hindu temple sights because of its remoteness, the Mogul emporers never managed to destroy it as they did so many of the other sites. Anyway, Khajuraho is a five hour train ride followed by a three hour taxi ride from Delhi. I had a couple of days in Delhi first and took the chance to see as many things as possible. These included the Jamma Masjid (India's largest Mosque)The Lotus temple, which is a Bahai temple in the middle of the city.The Humayan tombs which are the tombs to one of the Mogul emporersAnd of course Khajuraho itself which is a complex of around 25 temples, each dedicated to a different God. Each is covered in erotic sculptures, showing what one should and in many cases shouldn't do.Well that seemed to work as an experiment anyway.

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