Architecture is the art of building.The beauty of architecture is determined by how we perceive it. The performance and behaviour of architectural structures and façade elements as components define architectural beauty. One of the most important aspects of architecture is the aesthetics of a building.
In this article, I have shared my experience related to my visit to some of the great historical architectural buildings. The beginning of my architecture photography was very unintentional.I am the type of person who enjoys capturing people’s attention. So I went to Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, to visit Kumbha Meal.We had just finished the Kumbh Mela and had a few hours before we had to begin our journey back. As we had nothing else to do, I decided to take my friends to ‘Khusru Bogh’ in Allahabad, which was not far from our hotel.
Old Monuments Photograph
As we approached the Khusrau Bagh, it appeared to be an ordinary garden. I immediately considered returning to the hotel because there was nothing special there. We took a few more steps before noticing a small gate in the large wall in front of us. As we approached the gate, we noticed three beautiful tombs in front of us. I was very proud of myself at the time for not returning to the hotel. We spent an hour there taking photographs of the old monuments. Fortunately , I was able to get some good shots.I am experiencing the art of building there.I never felt like I was photographing architecture for the first time. So we ended the journey in an unexpected way and left the location. The Kumbh Mela trip didn’t give me only portraits ,but also a new long-lasting love for life.
Sculptured wall – Kailasanathar Temple ,Kanchipuram
Then after few days, I was feeling eager to do architecture photographs. So, what could be a place better than Tamil Nadu for ancient architecture.So we felt for Kanchipuram’s Kailasanathar temple.I was so taken with the patterns on the temple that I took photographs of nearly every nook and cranny. We had a strong desire to visit Mahabalipuram soon after finishing our work ahead of schedule. I’d heard of Mahabalipuram in primary school but had never considered going there.We saw the Panch Rathas, the Ganges, Krishna’s butter ball, and, of course, the Bay of Bengal’s most famous “shore temple.”The evening light falling on the temple was making it look more beautiful.
We had only visited a few well-known Tamil Nadu attractions up to this point, but our next stop was the most exciting part of the trip for me: the Airavatesvara of Darasuram temple.The lack of people, a fascinating light show, and the patterns of the pillars all contributed to some good shots, possibly my best.
Kailasanathar Temple – Historical Shiva Temple in Kanchipuram
A couple of hours later, we reached the Brihadeswara. Temple that depicts the greatness of Chola Temples.We were so tired from travelling to different places that those beautiful monuments made us forget about our tiredness. While returning , I was thinking about those monuments as what makes them look so beautiful? I s it the vision of the photographer or simply the beauty of the monument? From Islamic tombs in Allahabad to ancient Hindu temples in Tamil Nadu, I discovered that each architecture has its own beauty. They reflect our values, cultures, and traditions, as former British Prime Minister William Curchill stated, “we shape our buildings, and then they shape us”
Arjuna Ratha – On the Panch Rathas of Mahabalipuram
Symmetrical Sculptures – Sculptured walls of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Art of Designing
Architectural design as a discipline concerned with meeting and covering people’s needs and demands in order to create living spaces. Art of building, as architectural works, are frequently regarded as cultural symbols .
All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Abhishek Dhupar, Creative Hut Institute of Photography .He got his Professional Diploma in the Art of Photography from Creative Hut and a photography school in Kerala Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.