Travel Pages # Temples of India – Belur

Ancient Indian temples are architectural marvels. There is so much history, story, and architecture behind every ancient Indian temple. During my last visit to India, I had a chance to visit this beautiful 12th -century Chennakeshava temple. This temple is situated at Belur, Karnataka state, India.

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Chennakeshava Temple, Belur, Karnataka State, India
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Show me the way…

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I was a beautiful sunset but I was in no mood to enjoy the moment. All I could see was the ray of hope.

Life’s greatest lessons usually sneak up on us when we least expect them. Some hit like hurricanes, turning our worlds upside down and wrecking havoc. It’s always confusing, chaotic, and challenging to understand why we ‘ve been chosen for such a fate, and in the midst of the maelstrom, it’s impossible to view our suffering as a blessing. But it almost always is.

Excerpt from the book Warrior Pose by Brad Willis

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Fall Flowers and Garden Update

After a week-long balmy summer-like weather, it’s feeling like a fall again. That means it’s almost time to wrap up my little garden. My fall mums are in full bloom. Summer flowers are still blooming but are almost done.

Gardener’s, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute.  What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing.  Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.
–  From the book The Gardener’s Eye by Allen Lacy

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