Finalists of India: from the Caves to the Mountains

Finalists of India: from the Caves to the Mountains

  • Posted on: November 5, 2012
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India is not only large, but has a quite federative system of cultural heritage organizations, so the WLM organizers in India concentrated on the monuments of “national & international importance“, provided by the Archaeological Survey of India. That said, it was not very probable that all interested people found their “monument around the corner“ to photograph, but the results of Wiki Loves Monuments are nevertheless impressing: of 15,000 participants of Wiki Loves Monuments worldwide, 2,228 came from India – almost 15 %!

The winning images of India span from the depth of the Belum caves up to the monastery of Thiksey, 3,300 meters above sea level:

1st place: A rear view of Taj Mahal, by Narender

1st place: A rear view of Taj Mahal, by Narender

2nd place: Belum Caves - inside of the Caves, by Naga Praveena Sharma P

2nd place: Belum Caves – inside of the Caves, by Naga Praveena Sharma P

3rd place: 9 stupas at Thiksey Gonpa Location - Thiksey (Leh District), Jammu & Kashmir, India, by: Mufaddal Abdul Hussain

3rd place: 9 stupas at Thiksey Gonpa Location – Thiksey (Leh District), Jammu & Kashmir, India, by Mufaddal Abdul Hussain

4th place: Itimad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, by Asitjain

4th place: Itimad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, by Asitjain

5th place: Gateway of India as seen on a full moon light, by Vijay Sharma

5th place: Gateway of India as seen on a full moon light, by Vijay Sharma

6th place: Bedse Caves by Soumitra Inamdar

6th place: Bedse Caves by Soumitra Inamdar

7th place: Bhutanatha group of temple on the east margin of the tank by Rahul

7th place: Bhutanatha group of temple on the east margin of the tank by Rahul

8th place: Inside of Sis Mahal, Maharangadh Fort, Jodhpur, India, by Dola Das

8th place: Inside of Sis Mahal, Maharangadh Fort, Jodhpur, India, by Dola Das

9th place: Tomb of Safdarjung, New Delhi, by Pranav Singh

9th place: Tomb of Safdarjung, New Delhi, by Pranav Singh

10th place: Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in India, by Monica Goe

10th place: Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in India, by Monica Goel (1)

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(1) This image was originally placed 11th – but moved up later because of a disqualification. Therefore it wasn’t nominated for the international jury.

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Elke was member of the international team in 2012. More information available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Who%27s_who

6 Comments

  1. Arunram · November 5, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this. Great pictures indeed. Could you please link these to the Wikipedia article pages. You can find them on the respective user talk page on Commons. Also, the 10th place winner’s name is spelt incorrectly. It is “Monica Goel”. Thanks for this post. regards Arunram

  2. Karthik Nadar · November 6, 2012

    Thanks Elke for wonderful post 🙂

  3. Roopali Jain · November 6, 2012

    Hey…Nice picture Mufaddal 🙂

  4. Julia Boda · November 6, 2012

    Absolutely amazing photos!

  5. Rodrigues J · November 6, 2012

    nice. these could be categorized under user creativity. not original print though…