This was a wonderful sight that we came across on our visit to Nagarjuna Sagar dam that is built on the Krishna river. This place Anupu, a Buddhist university in a beautiful valley. The archeological excavations are available here. We just walked down the road this find this beautiful spot where fishermen were around with their fishing boats.
Nagarjuna Sagar, located at a distance of 150 km from Hyderabad, is one of the most prominent Buddhist centers and attractive tourist spots in Andhra Pradesh.Known in ancient days as Vijayapuri, Nagarjunasagar takes its present name from Nagarjuna, one of the most revered Buddhist monks, who governed the sangha for nearly 60 years around the turn of the 2nd century AD. It is also a place of immense archaeological significance & excavations which reveal Nagarjunasagar as a center for the propagation of Buddhist teachings in South India.
Located a few kilometres away from the Nagarjunasagar dam, Anupu is a site of Buddhist excavations reconstructed to perfection with painstaking effort. During the construction of Nagarjunasagar dam, the ruins of an ancient Buddhist university were excavated. These have been reconstructed at Anupu, 4 km away from the right bank of the reservoir. A place of great architectural interest with faithful reconstruction of a third century Vihara (Buddhist University) and an amphitheatre with fine acoustics that can transport you to an era lost in the pages of time.
You can read up information on Wiki too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagarjuna_Sagar_Dam
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lsprasath (68) 2008-12-04 3:59
Could increase the warmth a bit to hide the details. Also the large amount of sky visible on the top takes away the feel of the picture.
PS: I've posted a workshop for this picture.
polpo56 (15136) 2008-12-05 12:26
this is a wonderful picture where we can see a nice light, a fine landscape and a great composition, thanks overall to diagonal in foregrounf with the boats.
Angshu (56750) 2008-12-06 21:25
I am not in agreement with the first critique...in fact it's the details especially on the boats that I like along with the semi silhouettes of the fishermen. The glistening reflection of the sun is also nice. Maybe I'll go for a crop at the top to make it a pano format & also tweak the contrast a bit. I've done a small Workshop...do see how it looks like. But this is for sure a nice work!
- Copyright: Sreya Dutta (envisage) (207)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: canon powershot A610
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Traditional fishing boats, Fisherman at work, Fishermen and their boats [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 3:08