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Butterflies on the beach
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Butterflies on the beach


Mamallapuram is like a small satellite-town to Chennai, an ideal spot to escape from the pollution
and the noise of the overcrowded big city for a weekend. But also Indians from other states come
here to enjoy the ever beach holiday mood with all the restaurants and tiny shops. The government
understood well the value of the historical premises here with the famous Rock-Relief, the Shore
Temple and the Five Rathas which stood model for the typical architecture of the Tamil Temples.
A new toll-road opened this hinterland up to Pondicherry to invite also important guests to
discover the roots of their culture highlighted with the Barathanatyam-Festival with Pongal.

People come early to the beach to do the Surian Namaskar, greeting the rising sun as a blessing for
the day, after they get their breakfast in their hotel or local bhavan.

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comment | share 04-Sep-2010 02:44
really breath taking view of the village.
Örvar Atli12-Oct-2007 09:20
Beautiful colors and excellent composition.
Bill Dubreuil03-Sep-2007 14:07
These are some of the most beautiful images I've seen. Exccelent work, great composition and colours!! -v
Yves Rubin01-Sep-2007 21:40
Fantastic image! Love the placement of the subjects contrasting nicely with teh dynamism of the wood.
Milos Markovic24-Aug-2007 18:55
Terry Bowker18-Aug-2007 01:16
Outstanding work!
Yiannis Pavlis10-Aug-2007 14:03
What a spectacular view ,and really nice capture. great colors.v
Giancarlo Guzzardi06-Aug-2007 11:12
beautifulst... all the lines in the composition converge in a point on the horizon line, beyond the ocean... splendid colors...
Nina de Villeneuve24-Jul-2007 10:38
Breathtaking image !
veraferia23-Jul-2007 17:42
Outstanding image!~V
Jan Frode Aase15-Jul-2007 06:42
Excellent composition and colours.
Wonderful details, beautiful light. Great depth. Voted
ltolksdorf13-Jul-2007 18:43
Very impressive. Vote.
maximzar10-Jul-2007 13:06
superior image, lovely contrast & wide angle. ~V~
Guest 08-Jul-2007 23:50
:-) zounds! fine picture, sir.....very fine
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Jul-2007 23:25
Very nice indeed, Vote.
Ken McColl08-Jul-2007 22:37
You always manage to get great depth in your images..I really like the balance in this.
anuschka08-Jul-2007 22:31
Wonderful shot! V.
Didier Vanderperre08-Jul-2007 22:07
Impressive photography !
Pedro Libório08-Jul-2007 22:06
amaizing image.
composition, colors...impressive.
Mike Loring Photography08-Jul-2007 21:11
Great photo , great colors