Thursday, October 13, 2016

Church and Fence

Valparai, near Coimbatore, is a green carpet of Tamil Nadu due to its abundant tea plantation and rolling grasslands.  Each tea estate there has a small settlement that provides basic amenities to their employers including places of religious worship like temples and churches.

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Each estate has a temple and church built in simple yet beautiful and colorful structure to capture our attention. But the church above stood opposite to our relative’s house in Valparai town at the residential area of the same. Named as St. Luke's R.C. Syrian Church, has a beautiful architecture that slightly lookalike crown and interesting steeple design beside the bell tower.

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My first time visit to Valparai happened during Christmas time and this church was decorated by serial lights that continued to illuminate throughout the nights. They had also built a birth of Christ that was wonderful checking out… but accidentally all the photos taken that night was erased from camera and I even lost my DVD that hold my initial trip to Valparai in 2008. The above ones are shot in 2014 and I also liked the fence (with flowers) built upon the compound wall around the church. 

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11 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) What a beautiful place of worship. I really like the architecture, and the bougainvillea vine on the fence. I can imagine how disappointed you must have been at erasing the photos you took of the nativity, but these are splendid images.

Lady Fi said...

Oh wow - so pretty.

Karen S. said...

Very incredible views, so much so I missed seeing the fence and have to go back!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's truly beautiful!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a beautiful church - the flowers and blue sky really add to the look!

Felicia said...

its a beautiful church and the fence is so pretty with the flowers twining through it.

Devilish Angel said...

Valparai is a nice place. Full of green...

Sandhya said...

I have never seen before a church with such architecture. Missed this during our visit to Valpaarai. Thanks for sharing!

Destination Infinity said...

Churches look nice when decorated with lights. Mee too missed the fence first time, but got it when I went back to look :)

Destination Infinity

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

Ida said...

Gorgeous temple and a great fence adorned with beautiful flowers.