Because we also need some photos

St Mary's Church, Fort St. George
The oldest Anglican church in India, St. Mary’s in the Fort. It’s just incredibly quiet and beautiful on a Sunday afternoon.

The MA Chidambaram stadium, a.k.a Chepauk stadium, a.k.a the best cricket pitch in the country. A late morning when there are no matches scheduled, can be a great time to admire all those plastic chairs.

Vanishing pier
The Tazhankuppam/Dredger beach’s rotting old pier. A great beach is just one of the other things here.

8 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    Nice pics, CG!

    I don’t know why, but when I see the second picture, I imagine Ramarajan and Rajkiran dancing in front of me with their best outfits! :D

    It’s been a while since I went to Chepauk (I think the last time was 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, a time when Sachin actually used to play well. I remember Sidhu sending Warne for six after six.) The place looks great from what I can see from the photo, unless it was heavily photochopped. ;-)

    And the last one…is it featured a lot in films and mega-serials these days?

  2. Navneeth (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

    Oops, I meant the 1998 BG Trophy.

  3. RAJA (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

    nice work!!

  4. G V Balasubramanian (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    Great photographs CC, especially the last one

  5. Govar (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    Send the last pic to the photobloggies!

  6. Ramki (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    Beautiful photo of the Church…

    BTW wondering, which is the Oldest Church in Chennai ? Is it this one or the Santhome Church? Or what about the CSI Church near Anna Flyover? Or any other one?

  7. Bharath (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 4:00 am

    I think the oldest church in Madras is probably the Luz Church (1516!) – not sure if the Santhome church predates it though. Here’s what I got from Wikipedia –

    “Christians believe that the Santhome Church is built over the tomb of St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. This is situated in Santhome (Mylapore) in the city of Chennai (old name Madras) in India.

    According to Christian tradition and belief St. Thomas came to India in 52 A.D. with a trader called habban and landed at Cranganore in Kerala. He founded seven churches or groups of Christians in Kerala before proceeding to the Coromandel coast. He was martyred in 72 A.D. at St.Thomas Mount. His body was brought to Mylapore and was buried.

    Santhome Church is the principal church of the Madras-Mylapore Archdiocese of the Catholics and hence called Santhome Cathedral.

    In 1956 Pope Pius XII raised it to the dignity of a Basilica and recently in 2006 it was declared as an international shrine by the the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.”

    The exact date the church was established is not given though.

  8. Raghavan (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    Nice photos. BTW do you need special permission to visit the fort museum? I always wanted to see that museum.

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