After spending about an hour at the Vizag fishing harbour, we drove down Beach road towards the Old Town area. Just as we took a right near St Aloysius Anglo Indian High School, we were greeted by this gateway built in the Islamic style. It seems to be a fairly recent construction in good maintenance and makes quite a striking sight in the middle of the otherwise faded old locality. One side is marred by the electric post with wires going right through the structure. What is written in Telugu on the facade, below the original Urdu, translates to (according to my Telugu friends): worship the creator and not the creation.
The old town of Visakhapatnam, also known as One Town, near the old post office, was once the hub of a miniscule town. The neighbourhood used to be very colourful with a combination of Anglo-Indian community, Bengali and Fishermen community and the fiery Kabuliwalas who made the old town area their home. (Source: The Hindu)
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jurek1951 (42156) 2014-04-08 11:36
a beautiful photo of this amazing architecture, the composition is attractive, superb lights and colours,
mesutilgim (84442) 2014-04-08 12:28
Nice capture of this quite interesting and unusual mosque with good pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (52106) 2014-04-08 12:39
Dobar tekst o mestu i arhitekturi, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa arhitektura.
A good article on the place and architecture, beautiful views and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful architecture.
All the best.
Silvio1953 (122353) 2014-04-08 12:54
Ciao Sarya, lovely urban view with fascinating gate, beautiful composition full of life, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
imageme (1761) 2014-04-08 13:50
Hi Satya, A great daily life scenery of the old town of Visakhapatnam. Very interesting structure of this gate and it leads me to the commercial street behind it. Nice composition with everything in clarity. Thank for sharing
ourania (31137) 2014-04-08 14:01
you framed this scenery with care and effectiveness and depicted its contradictions in a very interesting way. You eliminated the distraction of the posts and wires as much as possible without obscuring their influence on the setting. Depth and sharpness are great, there's a cold tint in the colours that makes the picture look much older. The vehicles, except for the scooter, perhaps- enhance the impression of timelessness. I like the sense of movement in the street. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
lousat (76982) 2014-04-08 14:50
Hi Satya,a very very rich composition,there is all the indian juice inside,with this typical architechture and the great confusion on the road and on the skyline too with a lot of electric wires..ehehe...magnificent capture,this is world and its daily life,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (139268) 2014-04-09 4:34
You shows us a nice daily life picture with the gate and lovely arch and two towers
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent captured, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (60180) 2014-04-09 6:05
J'aime beaucoup cette scène très animée de la vie quotidienne de l'endroit. Beaucoup de trafic et de bien jolies couleurs. Cette porte est de toute beauté.
holmertz (41083) 2014-04-09 7:41
At first sight I thought this looked like the Charminar of Hyderabad, but of course this is much smaller and only has two minarets. But the style is somewhat similar and this one actually melts into the street and environment much nicer. I like this street-view from an Indian city off the major tourist-tracks. The colours are very good and there is a very nice and relaxed atmosphere.
dekanski (3322) 2014-04-09 10:37
as a photo not so great, but in a great way conveyed the atmosphere of the town!
ChrisJ (98056) 2014-04-09 14:45
Looks a little like the city gate in Fez, Morocco. Good sharpness and lots of interesting details to absorb in this charming daily life street scene. The bus, the wall at right plastered in old and new adverts, the bike, the Islamic Gate and the pedestrians and parked trucks. Good color saturation and framing. Tfs!
Fis2 (85599) 2014-04-10 4:04
A very curious gate.
Interesting fragment of city.
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice evening.
williewhistler (14235) 2014-04-10 4:09
you have added a fascinating note to a fascinating and busy street scene,the gateway is most impressive adding a real sense of Islamic history to the shot.
No protective helmets required for motor cyclists here I see.
It`s a lovely travel photograph,full of action and interest.
Kind regards Les.
Cricri (106371) 2014-04-10 8:56
Elle est magnifique cette porte avec les deux tours, sa récente construction en fait un contraste avec les autres bâtiments de la ville, très animées, une très belle scène de vie et composition
Noel_Byrne (24349) 2014-04-10 13:06
Another great scene. I see this and it instantly reminds meof the great gateways we see in the Chinatowns of the worlds cities, San Francisco being the main example I guess. But here, you have a Persian twist and it looks superb. A great structure.the script is beautifull and you included a nice amount of life and activity in the scene.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-04-10 15:38
Capture full of live and mouvement with of course, the gateway being the main focus of atention
Good to add what is written on it, all in green, colors of islam
Good slice of urban life in India
Thanks for watching my photos
macjake (56656) 2014-04-12 14:35
looking at this scene makes me really want to travel to India, i'll get there one day :)
lots to keep my eyes interested here, lots to scan from right to left.
the person on the far right seems out of place, but in a funny way :)
serp2000 (40042) 2014-04-15 11:22
Some tilted (1% to the right) but very interesting composition. This place reminds me another Indian town in Goa State. Fine details of a daily street life.
fabbs99 (16167) 2014-05-18 23:38
Beautiful shot of the Mosque like gateway from Vizag.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
Periko (2663) 2014-05-20 7:21
I like this composition, Satya. It shows striking details to me, such as the Islamic structure and a colorful scenery.
PaulVDV (22161) 2014-06-07 12:08
This city gate is unmistakably Islamic. Also the green of the dome and the writing refer to the islam.
For sure it's a very elegant and inviting gateway.
You present here a picture with an excellent combination of a splendid construction with a very colourful daily life-view.
Best regards, Paul
Miguel82 (23461) 2014-06-28 7:27
It looks like a kind of smaller charminar in Vizag, beautiful arch and interesting view of the street activity Sathya, many elements to watch out, regards
claudeD (32775) 2014-08-21 12:07
Very fine picture from India showing this very interesting scenry with much details. Very good clarity and sharpness. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg