This is the Velankanni Matha Church which is built in between the Tea Gardens on the road to Kuttikanam which is a small town en-route to the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The road is flanked by unending stretches of cardamom, tea and coffee plantations. This towering building in between the scenic plantations is a treat to the eyes and I couldn't resist pulling over to have a closer look.
There are times when we see such magnificient structures and wish to take that one perfect shot. Wasn't any different with me - just that the Church was built atop a small hill with stairs leading upto it, and the courtyard in front was just around 15-20 metres wide, going further away to get the whole structure in the frame would have required me to climb down the stairs and thus the whole structure couldn't have been accomodated in the frame, which ultimately meant that I couldn't get a straight-on shot without the luxury of a wide-angle lense, which I didn't have. Thats when I decided to squeeze myself into one side of the fence on the courtyard and get an angled shot. Hope I'll have the required luxuries when I visit next time :-)
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