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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 6 September 2020

Amritsar

These photos are from slides that I took when I was in India in the mid 70s. We travelled to the Punjab in the northwest to visit the city of Amritsar. It was one of the most stunning sights I had ever seen. 
Coming from the crowded streets, this was the view that took our breath away. The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is the holiest gurdwara in the Sikh religion.









It is in the middle of a lake where  the worshippers bathe.















Food is prepared and served free to anyone who visits the gurdwara.


These may have been taken inside the temple but not sure. It was such a long time ago.
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24 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful building and setting in the lake. I like how your framed it as you approached it, over the heads of the crowd.

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  2. I agree. That second photo is stunning. You have been quite a traveler all your life.

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  3. Amritsa has always seemed such a romantic place to me. Great photos from the seventies.

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  4. I too haven't been to India for 20 years, but the Golden Temple was so beautiful, and so unusual in the lake, I will remember it for a long time. Do the worshippers bathe in the lake to cleanse their bodies? Or because the water is holy?

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    1. Both those reasons are valid but I don't know for sure.

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  5. Hello.

    The Golden Temple is stunning. Wonderful photos from your trip to India!
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  6. Beautiful photos and great how they have held up for all those years.

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  7. That shot of the golden temple over the heads of people needs to hang on a wall. Just wonderful.

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  8. For stunning sites India takes some beating. I will never ever forget that first moment I saw the Taj Mahal.

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  9. That's very beautiful ! I have never been to India, the most beautiful palaces I have ever seen were in Turkey, in Istambul.

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  10. The Golden Temple certainly is amazing.

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  11. What an amazing place and such an adventure for you and great photos for us ~ thanks ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Wonderful place, wonderful memories. Summers for travel were a big factor in my decision to be a teacher and I’m wondering if the same was true for you.

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  13. Great memories of a unique experience.

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  14. India is truly fabulous country. Loved it so much we went five times. Gone off long haul now so the nearest we get is a home made tandoori chicken.

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  15. What an interesting post. You a well traveled when you have been to India!

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  16. What a great trip. Amazing, that beautiful temple seemingly floating in the Lake! Our two older grandsons have both spent time in India (the older and his wife on a six-month honeymoon!), so I’ve seen lots of amazing slides and blogposts, but this I don’t remember. Must ask. (It hasn’t been quite that long ago for either of them, but it has been a few years). It’s wonderful you have those memories!

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  17. The last 2 photos are not from the Golden Temple but from Durgiana temple in Amritsar dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Sikhs are not idol worshippers and it is the Granth Sahib or the Holy book that they worship in their Gurudwaras/temples.

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  18. What a memorable trip! The temple looks so shining gold in color and amazing that it appears to float on the lake. So beautiful!

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  19. India would be a fascinating place to visit. so many people i know are going through old pics now they cant travel. stay safe, enjy your weekend and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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  20. I've never visited India.
    I really enjoyed seeing your photographs from your trip, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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