Architecture – Art of Building

The beauty of architecture depends upon how we see it . Different people have different points of view.

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 a kind of person who loves to capture people. So, I was in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to visit Kumbha Meal .We were finishing off the Kumbh Mela and there was a couple of hours remaining to start our return journey .So ,I decided with my friends to visit ‘Khusru Bogh’ in Allahabad which was not very far from our hotel ,as we had nothing to do.

As we entered the Khusrau Bagh ,it seemed like an ordinary garden .At once, I thought of moving back to hotel as there was nothing special. After walking a few more steps, we noticed a small gate in a big wall standing in front of us .As we entered the gate ,we could spot three beautiful tombs in front of us. That time I felt very happy for myself for not going back to hotel. We spent an hour there taking photographs of the old monuments. Fortunately , I was able to get some good shots. I never felt that I was doing architecture photography for the first time .So, we finished the trip in an unexpected way and left the place. The Kumbh Mela trip didn’t give me only portraits ,but also a new long-lasting love for life.

Then after few days, I was feeling an argue to do architecture photographs. So, what could be a place better than Tamil Nadu for ancient architecture.

So we felt for Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram. I was so amazed after seeing the patterns of the temple that i captured almost every nook and cranny of the temple in my camera. Soon after completing our work before scheduled time, we felt for Mahabalipuram. I had structured about Mahabalipuram in the primary classes but never thought of visiting it .We visited The Panch Rathas, Descent of Ganges, Krishna’s butter ball and of course the most famous ‘shore temple situated at the coast of Bay of Bengal. The evening light falling on the temple was making it look more beautiful.

Till this time, we were exploring only some famous destinations of Tamil Nadu, but our next destination was the most exciting part of the trip for me, Airavatesvara of temple, Darasuram. No presence of crowd, a fascinating play of lights and the patterns of pillars helped me get some good shots, probably my best.

A couple of hours later, we reached the Brihadeswara. Temple that depicts the greatness of Chola Temples. After travelling to different places we were somewhat tired ,that those beautiful monuments made us forget about all 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? I found that every architecture has its own beauty, from lslamic tombs in Allahabad to ancient Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu .They reflect our values ,cultures and traditions, as said by former prime minister of united kingdom William Curchill ” we shape our buildings , thereafter they shape us”.


Sculptured wallKailasanathar Temple ,Kanchipuram

Art of designing

Kailasanathar TempleHistorical Shiva Temple in Kanchipuram

Construction Skill

Arjuna RathaOn the Panch Rathas of Mahabalipuram

Material Born

Symmetrical SculpturesSculptured walls of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Abhishek Dhupar, Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.


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