Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finally Out Of The Camera

These are pictures from that same day that the monsoon started. They were just in the other camera and our computer has been rejecting things lately. Here we are in what could be termed the "backyard." of this ancient carved city. Mahablipuram. If you were an apprentice carver you worked here in this out of the way corner.
We were told that this carving was for water storage. We could come up with another good use.

Squared off holes about the size of a small loaf of bread were chiseled in a row along the middle of a large rock. With this and then pressure they could split the huge boulders.

Behind us is the "backyard" practice area.

We think that the novice who did these elephants was soon graduated to the big leagues.


Jaime said...

Oh to be a novice!

Elizabeth said...

Cool pictures. I am glad you got the computer downloading.