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:Read more:
(1) This image was originally placed 11th – but moved up later because of a disqualification. Therefore it wasn’t nominated for the international jury.
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
Hi Arunram, thanks for your comment! I corrected the spelling error, and set a hyperlink the article about Taj Mahal that was linked at the Indian winner image list at Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012_winners#India.
Best regards, elke
Thanks Elke for wonderful post 🙂
Hey…Nice picture Mufaddal 🙂
Absolutely amazing photos!
nice. these could be categorized under user creativity. not original print though…