It has been a long time and I hope everything is well with you :)
I was on my vacation to India this time and it was truly beautiful. One good thing about vacation is you already start thinking about it the moment you book your tickets and see the seconds tick down. The day arrived when me and my wife happily bid adeui to Qatar and took off to India.
I must say 'happiness is going back to home town'. Staying away from your work, No alarm clocks, lower stress level, family reunion, good food, visiting places of my childhood, it was good to get back !
During my holiday, my trip to Madurai was exhilarating! An ancient city in South Tamil Nadu known for its rich culture and heritage. It is also called the 'City of temples'. This place has got industrial and educational hub as well. It began to rain as soon as we reached the city. Sigh, a relief from the scorching heat :) Later that evening , I met my friends and family, went to visit places where I grew up and spent the bulk of my childhood time with. On our way, we got caught in the downpour and left early before getting soaked.
Next day morning, We visited Thirumalai Nayak Mahal , one of the major tourist attractions in Madurai. I remember going with friends in my early teens. A magnificent palace built in 1636 built by the Nayak king. Almost 400 years old restored palace! It is constructed blending both Dravidian and Islamic architecture.There is a court yard open to the skies,surrounded by giant circular pillars and high domes. What we see now is just one fourth of the actual palace and the remaining got destroyed.
My wife had a whale of time during the visit. Taken aback by the ageless gorgeousness of the palace, she explored it deep and swung around like a kid. She almost looked like a miniature in the massive fort :)
Most of my shots were done by manipulating the window light keeping in mind to give a dramatic look. The palace had really huge windows I could utilize to create some interesting silhouettes. I gave inputs to my wife on composition and posing and got the shots I wanted.
Standing in the same place where the legendary people once lived is a great feeling. May be, what remains now is only a bit, but is still awe-inspiring! It is definitely worth seeing and I'm taking back home truck loads of memory.
See you soon in another fantastic journey! :)