Thursday, September 15, 2016

An ancient house @ Kanchipuram

Today we attended a cousin’s marriage at Kanchipuram and on way back, we passed the temple town (yes, Kanchipuram has number of temples to call alike) which is about 72 km from Chennai. Being an ancient town I find many old buildings and most of them are residential houses. But I couldn’t capture many of them as we kept moving, except this one taken at a brief halt.

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I was fascinated by this house in colonial style of architecture where pillars supporting the veranda and balcony that has wonderfully designed rails that resemble wooden material. At ground floor the veranda is protected by vertical grilles framed in wood and the door also has a similar work with bottom covered by plank. Unlike many old houses I have seen with the year of build etched on the house facade, I am blank at the year this must be built. But I observed the house belongs to a teacher, perhaps due to the board I read (tuition center) outside the house.

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Linking  this post for Good Fences run by Run a Round Ranch

9 comments:

Jedidja said...

That is very nice! Never seen such balcony. Very interesting. #Goodfences.

Ida said...

Very unique home. I like the upper railing very much.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! old beauty!

Ruth Kelly said...

Unique upper floor.

Lady Fi said...

So very beautiful!

Sandhya said...

Looks very ancient. Breeze is not affected along with protection with these types of grills. Nice.

Arti said...

That's an interesting capture! Old buildings are indeed fascinating, they have this mysterious aura around them.

Rajesh said...

I like that ancient house.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

So very beautiful. Remembering our house which had 13 rooms and it's a kalyana mandapam now :)