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Standing Tall

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 15 November 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the Gopuram or Temple Tower of the Temple for the Cosmic Dancer at Murdeshwar in coastal Karnataka. It is the tallest Gopuram/tower measuring 235.5ft. and has 20 floors.There's an elevator to go to the topmost floor and the view from there is breathtaking as you can see the sea on one side and mountains on the other.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is certainly great to have that landing on the top of the tower and see what they see. The tower architecture un-beautiful.

15 Nov 2013 5:12am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful building. I would love to see the views from up there...

15 Nov 2013 5:15am

gerard1948 from France

Very nice shooting of this magnificent tower, I like a lot of architecture. I guess the view to be beautiful.
Have a good weekend.

15 Nov 2013 7:08am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


15 Nov 2013 8:01am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent angle

15 Nov 2013 9:05am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une belle tour!!!

15 Nov 2013 9:19am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A great building, the temples are so majestic

15 Nov 2013 9:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this breathtaking structure!

15 Nov 2013 9:37am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Waoooo... very amazing old building

15 Nov 2013 9:58am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture of this very tall tower, Devi.
It is great, they have a lift to go up to top floor.
Magnificent structure. :)

15 Nov 2013 10:49am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :) The view from is awesome...It's sea for mils on one side and hills on the other..kadalum malaiyium vaanum.....nenjaththai koLLai koLLum!!!

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of this beautifu Temple tower with a marvelous perspective !

15 Nov 2013 11:38am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Angle superbe.)

15 Nov 2013 1:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful perspective in this shot Devi! Nicely captured! ;-)

15 Nov 2013 1:54pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wooow ! Stunning view ! Amazing architecture.

15 Nov 2013 2:05pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

Superb shot Devi. Love the angle.

15 Nov 2013 2:17pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A great capture of this building - great piece of architecture - what is on all the floors ........ nosy !!!!
Kindest regards Monika

15 Nov 2013 3:22pm

@Shiva: There'll be nothing on any floor except floor place :)) During festive time lamps will be lit here :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide architecture, superbe contre plongée.

15 Nov 2013 3:57pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Great capture of this huge tower, a gateway to the Lord Siva temple!

15 Nov 2013 4:09pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Wow .. amazing building and what detail .. did you go to the top Devi?

15 Nov 2013 4:42pm

@Kate: I did Kate... and for once I wasn't feeling dizzy...The sight around just froze me!!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a fantastic point of view to see how grand this temple is!

15 Nov 2013 5:52pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I'm a bit confused because it looks like a flat but it's much older... Very interesting, indeed!

15 Nov 2013 6:51pm

@Marilla: It is pretty wide Marilla....This angle makes it look flat :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Love it! Best regards Adela!

15 Nov 2013 8:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Impressive! Quite a lovely tower.

16 Nov 2013 3:12am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Reaching for the sky.

16 Nov 2013 4:30am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

16 Nov 2013 11:45am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

the high rise apartment block of all temples!!!

18 Nov 2013 12:19pm

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