|This is my personal all time favorite door. This unlikely combination of colors
and patterns and attendant associations feels utterly Indian to me. The wooden
box at the base of the door is full of incense burners. The elephants above the
door with raised trunks signify good fortune. What could be in the bag?
Trying to compose the image presented me with problems curiously entangled
with the nature of the door and its associations. The door itself was either not
originally constructed precisely at right angles to the building or had settled
to one side over the years. This made it very difficult to orient the image.
Distracting traces of old posters had to be cropped out of the image in my
viewfinder. While I was trying to concentrate on solving these problems a family
of beggars had chosen to beseech me for alms while teaching their smallest child
proper begging protocol. To be fair to them, apparently out of respect for my
intensity while working, they did stop the very noisiest entreating when I was
most involved in working. As soon as I moved back from my camera braced on its
tripod, they started up again in full voice. All this took place at the side
entrance to the gates of the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.
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