Once we arrived in Tanjore we picked up our guide and went to visit the former palace buildings which were looking a little sad. There were many very old bronze statues of considerable size considering their age.
From memory this was a large statue with a diameter of around three feet.
Watchtower structure at the palace.
Very ornate paintings on the palace walls.
Crows sitting on the palace roof.
Looks like the same deity as in the earlier bronze statue.
We then moved on and visited the 'Great Living Chola Temple in Tanjore'. There were a lot of pilgrims visiting the temple which was highly carved but not painted.
We then visited a metal work shop and purchased some small heavy bronze statues to take back to the UK.