The Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Golden Temple in the northern Punjab city of Amritsar, India is the most sacred shrine for Sikhs. It was renamed Harmandir Sahib in 2005.
The temple complex is a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs from all over the world and is also a popular tourist attraction. It remains open to visitors and pilgrims 24 hours a day, all year round. The temple houses the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib. The Golden Temple of Amritsar is alive with religious sincerity and sacredness.
We were made welcome to join in the experience of the temple and also enjoy a free meal from the huge kitchen and canteen complex. The kitchen produces meals for around 80,000 people per day. Sittings of 3,000 people every 20 minutes is normal. Food is served to all visitors regardless of faith or background. The massive catering feat is made possible through donations of ingredients and a volunteer workforce.
Images from around the world and around the corner
Frank is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Killin. He has worked in professional photography for over thirty years covering a wide range of subjects and techniques.
Through the 1980's he founded and owned a leading photographic processing lab in Edinburgh. The lab gained a reputation for quality work with professional clients in commercial photography.
In recent years he has concentrated on shooting commercial and editorial work for clients. Landscape and travel images from around the world for stock agencies is an ongoing project.