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On top of a mountain

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 23 June 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A drive by shot of a temple in a distant hill. The car sped , mercifully, slowly here as a truck came in front of it !
The place is Gingee near Villupuram. This Temple is more than thousand years old. Remember climbing this with my parents when I was thirteen years old!

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It has certainly been an interesting excursion.

23 Jun 2017 5:20am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes it was !! We had carried some snacks too with us :)

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is another interesting place to see and know, I'm sure.

23 Jun 2017 6:57am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): accessible for me. There is a Temple and a dilapidated fort too nearby. The delapidated Fort is used by Film people for shooting ... probably ghost stories:)))

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

C'est toujours plaisant ces découvertes au détour d'une route.

23 Jun 2017 6:59am

@Jean-Luc T.: Merci beaucoup Jean :)

yo from Ile de France, France

Une photo qui rappelle tes souvenirs d'enfance, c'est très important !

23 Jun 2017 7:56am

@yo: Merci beaucoup Yo :)

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

There is a lot left, good, quite a climb for a young girl )

23 Jun 2017 8:25am

@Lewis: There were steps Lewis and the car did go up to a certain height :))) But today it is a tough climb for me !!

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espléndida vista del antiguo templo, que forma parte de los recuerdos de tu niñez.***** Buenos días.

23 Jun 2017 8:36am

@Nelida De La Fuente: Merci beaucoup Nelida :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes driving in India is certainly an experience :)

23 Jun 2017 8:49am

@grouser: Ah!! You are telling me !! On week days ot is a pain!

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A beautiful view

23 Jun 2017 9:12am

@Marjolein: Thank you Marjolein :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition!

23 Jun 2017 9:27am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine:)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing temple!

23 Jun 2017 9:42am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A nice look at this old temple. I bet it was some climb to reach it. Have a great weekend.

23 Jun 2017 9:48am

@Shaun: Not much Shaun..The car took us up half the distance.But the rest was some climb!! Today I will not be able to sprint so fast as did when I was young :)

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Looks interesting.

23 Jun 2017 11:18am

@ursulakatariina: Yes..very very interesting :)

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Les temples et la montagne.

23 Jun 2017 11:34am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup Captain :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice drive by shot

23 Jun 2017 12:43pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro..a bit blurred but:)

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

It's an observation that many temples are built on mountain tops. Being nearer to Heaven?

23 Jun 2017 1:04pm

@Lai Chan See: Hmm... There are a lot of Temples built atop mountains. May be far from the madding crowd!:))) In fact, may of the Temples to the Deity Lord Muruga are found on top of hills.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbes édiffice en sommet et ces rochers

23 Jun 2017 1:39pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou :)

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A nice discovery! Luckily, the car slowed down!

23 Jun 2017 2:52pm

@Mireille T.: Yes...the truck blocked the road :))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You always take such great drive by images!

23 Jun 2017 3:16pm

@Ruthiebear: Ah!! Ruthie..just plain luck I suppose !

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture from a car. Excellent composition.

23 Jun 2017 3:35pm

@Kyu: Thank you Kyu:))

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Merveilleux endroit ...)

23 Jun 2017 4:44pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view of this hill top temple. And a fine drive by shot. Well done, Devi. :)

23 Jun 2017 6:04pm

@Sam: Thank you sam :) That's Gingee :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A spectacular image at the top of the mountain. Definitely a great personal experience... Hugs!

23 Jun 2017 6:16pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela.have a nice weekend:) Hugs

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful view of this old Temple !

23 Jun 2017 8:37pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and ancient temple.

23 Jun 2017 11:12pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve:)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

that looks like a formidable climb. The large rocks look like the rubble of some ancient fallen monument.

23 Jun 2017 11:34pm

@Harry: Yes a formidable climb...but the view from the top is breathtaking !

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

1000 years and still standing. Amazing.

24 Jun 2017 1:44am

@Michael Rawluk: Yes...there are many more like this :)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great photo and memories.

24 Jun 2017 1:54am

@Irene: Thank you Irene:)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a wonderful memory! It is just mind blowing that it is so old. We have nothing near that age here in the U.S. It has a wonderful design. A beautiful temple.

24 Jun 2017 2:08am

@Elaine Hancock: :)) Thank you Elaine...I must post more shots like this I think :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien flou

24 Jun 2017 7:34am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine:)

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