"Temple of Sri Rama, Combaconum," a tinted lithograph by T. C. Dibdin, from a sketch by James Fergusson, 1850

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

*An engraving from a Dutch science book, 1871, by E. Therond*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2006

A wood engraving by E. Therond, from "Nouvelle Geographie Universelle: Inde et Indo-chine," by Elisee Reclus, 1883

Source: ebay, Aug. 2006

Crowds of pilgrims at the Mahamaham Tank, Kumbakonam, probably during a pilgrimage festival in 1896

Source: ebay, Nov. 2007

Looking straight up at the gopuram, Sarangapani Swami temple

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/byronic501/141678805/in/set-72057594127468894/
(downloaded Oct. 2006)

*Another view of the details of the gopuram, Sarangapani Swami temple*

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/byronic501/141678715/in/set-72057594127468894/
(downloaded Oct. 2006)

The Brihadishwara Temple in nearby Gangaikondacholapuram, "the town of the Chola who took the Ganges" (*wiki*)

*a closer view of the gopuram*

Source: http://homepage.mac.com/ian_mcall/South_Asia/PhotoAlbum35.html
(downloaded Oct. 2005)

The temple at Darasuram, also in the Kumbakonam area, by the same photographer

*a closer view of the shikhara*

Source: http://homepage.mac.com/ian_mcall/South_Asia/PhotoAlbum35.html
(downloaded Oct. 2005)

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