Pondicherry Lighthouse

The Pondicherry Lighthouse, also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Lighthouse, is an inspiration because the structure elegantly incorporates functional and aesthetic designs.

As a functional maritime structure, the lighthouse commands attention with its tall, slender structure. Its towering presence and strategic location offer visibility over a wide expanse of the sea, enabling sailors to navigate effectively, especially during adverse weather conditions or at night 

The interior stairs are designed with a sense of symmetry and rhythm, with evenly spaced steps ascending in a harmonious pattern. This creates a visually pleasing aesthetic that draws the eye upward and enhances the overall sense of balance and order in the structure.

The geometric forms created by the repeated pattern of stairs add visual interest to the lighthouse's design and architectural appeal. The interplay of shadows, light and shapes on the stairs accentuate the texture and depth of the structure. The sunlight filtering through the openings between the steps casts intriguing patterns of light and shadow, creating a dynamic and captivating visual experience for observers.

These same repeating pattern of stairs symbolize a sense of continuity and progression, echoing the journey of ascent and discovery. As visitors ascend the stairs, they are moving closer to the sky and gaining a broader perspective of the surrounding landscape, enhancing their sense of connection with the tower and the surrounding land and seascapes.  

In contrast, the starkness of the lighthouse's exterior obscures the captivating interior design. 

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