Tamil Nadu Fort and Temple Run 2016-11-05

Welcome to Dashan Sheying where my photographic journey continues with a road trip down southwest into the state of Tamil Nadu, India for a Fort (1) and Temple (3) Run.  I’d appreciate your patronage in following via email alerts, i.e. FOLLOW button RH side.

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We left at 3:00am from Chennai and returned at 9:00pm.  The map below shows our route with details tin this link 429 km trip:


  1. Gingee Fort and Anjaneyar Temple in Gingee, Tamil Nadu
  2. Melmalayanur Temple in Malaiyanur, Tamil Nadu
  3. Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
  4. Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort in Vellore, Tamil Nadu
(1) Image Gallery: Gingee Fort and Anjaneyar Temple

1) The entrance to Gingee Fort with signs everywhere – Hmmm.  Of course, the standard price jack from Rs15 to Rs400 – even for an Indian Gold Taxpayer.  Yes it irks me, maybe Trump should try this one at our National Parks.


2) Well, it’s not a Kingfisher as the beak is too short, it’s a ??? – forgot.


3) Sunrise at Gingee Fort side lake and temple.  Not allowed in until 8:30am to Gingee Fort.  


4) Temple Tank at Gingee Fort with 8mm fisheye lens – works after perspective distortions removed in Lightroom.


5)  This is the “Gymnasium” at Gingee Fort – amazing the size.  Again put my fisheye to work.  Cool.


6) Archways at Gingee Fort – Many to Photograph


7) With a Monochrome treatment.

(2) Image Gallery: Melmalayanur Temple

8)  Sunlight caught as it begins to descend for the evening.

(3) Image Gallery: On the Road Fun

9)  Took this image one purpose of demonstrating the confound factors of the Indian wiring skill set which is required to decipher the maze of wires so you can attach yours.

(4) Image Gallery: Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort

10) Vellore Fort horse at rest.


11) Vellore Fort Temple Tower Entrance.

One thought on “Tamil Nadu Fort and Temple Run 2016-11-05

  1. Stuart,
    Again you amaze me. I think you should look at freelance photographer for National Geographic. Or maybe a battlefield photographer in Afghanistan? Well, just kidding about that one. Sounds like you are getting around, not letting work interfere. Good job. Remember the little hydro-cephalic boy we took care of, Mateo? We have been donating money to a foundation to help a prospective family adopt him. It takes US $30,000 to adopt a Chinese orphan. Since he has such a obvious physical handicap and now that he is getting old (5 years old) it is much more difficult to find an adoptive family. Good news is last message he finally had the last $15,000 in his account and they tell me he has a family that wants to adopt him. We are very hopeful this will be the final family for him to move to.

    All my best to you both
    Oh yes, we are planning on going to UK next year and hope to be able to see Neil and f amily.
    Dennis Wilson

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