Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 2
We're walked around to the west side. Here's Fergusson, still surprisingly serviceable a century after the publication of his History of Indian and Eastern Architecture: "It is, however, the combination of vertical with horizontal lines, covering the whole surface, that forms the great merit of the design. This is, indeed, not peculiar to this temple; but at Bhuvaneswar, Halebid, and elsewhere, the whole surface is so overloaded with ornament as to verge on bad taste."
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