Shore temple at Mamallapuram

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Comments (13)

Richard Ryer on November 18, 2007

Greetings Marilyn, What a beautiful photo. This looks so old and historic. What a treat to get to visit and learn about. Thanks for sharing.



Lecleire Jacques on November 18, 2007

Very beautuful picture !


Marilyn Whiteley on November 18, 2007

Thank you, Rich and Jacques. It should look old and historic: It was built in the 8th century! It is believed to be the first temple built out of blocks of stone, rather than carved into a single block.

Cheers, Marilyn

eme jota on November 18, 2007

Interesting, beautifull and instructive photograph!... Thanks a lot!.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 18, 2007

Thanks, eme jota. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Ryan Calhoun on November 18, 2007

It doesn't look like it could be real, the carvings are so intricate. I especially like the stone sheep guarding the wall! They look well-worn by the wind.

Greetings, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on November 19, 2007

Thanks, Ryan. It's amazing to think that this has stood up to the elements of wind and storm for well over 1200 years!

Greetings, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on November 22, 2007

Thank your for your comment, John. It is truly an amazing place!


Rom@nce on November 22, 2007

great photo Marilyn,very nice :o)

kychuss on July 27, 2010

piękne miejsce :) piękna architektura :)) naprawde, aż chce się wyjechać do Indii :) pozdrowienia z Polski

MillionSwords on October 22, 2010

Similar? :)

Saratov on December 8, 2011

Впечатляющее сооружение древности

Miro Susta on January 23, 2012

Excellent arrangement, DOF and colors. Nicely done.

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Photo taken in Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Bay of Bengal

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 17, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/15 06:34:25
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 8.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash