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  • Writer's picturePriya Krishnan Das

Amruteshwar Mandir, Pune

Today's sketch is of the Amruteshwar Mandir established in 1760 by the Peshwas in Shaniwar peth. This is one temple I had not heard of earlier. This is one of the best things I love about urbansketching. It makes me explore my city in an immersive way and I love discovering these heritage gems that I may otherwise miss.

Disclaimer: any resemblance to an actual door is purely coincidental yesterday's sketch at Amruteshwar Mandir.

In this context, I am quoting a noted Urbansketcher, James Richards @jrsketchbook

“My job isn’t to draw what people want to see—the tourist postcard view. It’s to show them the things they DON’T see. They can’t tell me what those things are. My job is to take on what catches my eye and to create as honest an expression as I can of what I see in that moment, and put it out there. If someone thinks it sucks, that’s fine. That’s absolutely their prerogative. But more often, they’ll share an appreciation for seeing something familiar in a fresh way—even a thank you: ‘You’ve made me see my own place differently!’”

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