Stairway to heaven?




Just wondering; is this what a stairway to heaven would look like? Framed by an elaborately, and intricately, carved arch and solid, brass-studded, mahogany doors? An ethereal figure-in-white ascending before you as you await your turn, next?

Temples, mosques, churches- all purport to get you closer to heaven, and to God. Do they? Really? Just wondering...

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Nikon F75, 28-105mm
Fuji 400ISO
2005, Jain temple at Khaaraa Kuwa ni Pol, Near Fernandes Bridge, Ahmedabad.

8 comments:

:: S-a-t-z :: at: July 11, 2005 12:59 PM said...

This is bful.. looks gr8.. I like the composition :-)

Ritu. at: July 11, 2005 1:10 PM said...

I love how its framed. Lovely ! One of your really good shots. I am keeping my word :)

Ronalyn at: July 11, 2005 2:59 PM said...

What a beautifully framed shot! Love the carvings... the textures.. and the shot of someone walking up the stairs..Wow. I do hope that's what the stairway to heavan looks like! I love the way you describe your photos! Perfect! Take care!

Suyog at: July 12, 2005 7:41 AM said...

You've got a fantastic blog here! Like this snap very much and your interpretation is even nice. Will keep visiting.

Sahil at: July 12, 2005 12:33 PM said...

Sathish, Ritu, Ronalyn, Suyog-

Thanks very much for your comments.

Yes, I do believe that a picture becomes more enjoyable if its viewed in the right context. A few words go a long way in establishing that context, especially if, as in my case, the picture illustrates the context in a rather roundabout and abstruse way...

Nish at: July 12, 2005 1:31 PM said...

Brilliant shot here! the composition is really nice and the motion blur really adds to the spiritual content in this picture! really nice.

alexandra at: July 12, 2005 8:25 PM said...

The most sacred place is the one in my heart... it's where I celebrate life, love and people... religion aside, I love the story this one tells, it really stirs the imagination.

as at: July 15, 2005 9:33 PM said...

just how many did you take before getting it so beautifully right...