Barbican of the Pondicherry Gate between Batterie Royale and Chandrayandurgam

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omshakti on February 9, 2008

The Pondicherry Gate or "Porte de Pondichéry" can be seen in the round defensive structure. This barbican is an addition of the Nayakas (16th-17th century) to better protect the mandapam-gate of old: once the besieger has entered the small rectangular gate, he is surrounded by defenders on the semi-circular parapet, on the rampart and the mandapam.

omshakti on February 9, 2008

The gopuram of the Venkataramana Temple can be seen in the background.

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  • Uploaded on January 23, 2008
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    by omshakti
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
    • Taken on 2003/01/04 06:22:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 12.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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