Schoolgirls and elephant at the Meenakshi Temple

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Comments (8)

sylfantheo(Pascal) on February 25, 2008

Very merry photograph, Marylin. A probably imperishable memory. Salutations , pascal

MaryAlice on February 25, 2008

Well, one thing is for sure, we never got to see one of these at show and tell.

What a fun shot!

Marilyn Whiteley on February 25, 2008

Thank you, Pascal and MaryAlice. Definitely an imperishable memory! The elephant was giving blessings to those who gave it food or coins. (It ate the food, and its keeper got the coins.) The girls were heading into the temple.

Greetings, Marilyn

MaryAlice on February 25, 2008

What a neat little ritual. It's so interesting to learn of these things. I am getting quite an education on here thanks to your many travels and vast knowledge. It is great fun for me. Thank you, Marilyn! MaryAlice

EVA_L on February 26, 2008

Dear Marilyn! India is a very colourful country. Interestingly to look after the street scenes on your photos. Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

Marilyn Whiteley on February 26, 2008

Thank you, Eva, for your comment. I like to post "orderly" pictures, and there is much disorder on the streets of India! But I am thinking of posting a few more street scenes that I believe give a feel for "real life" there. Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

Luud Riphagen on February 28, 2008

Very nice shot Marilyn and a good idea to post some real life shots. Greetings Luud

Marilyn Whiteley on February 28, 2008

Thanks, Luud. India helped me get over my fear of "real life shots" because people were happy to be photographed. Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 25, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/19 06:28:23
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired