The Chennai Photowalk (09/12/07) – The People
As CC started covering the places photowalked, I decided to cover the people we came across, which in some images include the people who photowalked.
While we were waiting for others to join at the Fort St George Parking Lot, we found a number of teams playing Cricket. Most of those present appeared to be from Sowcarpet area. This image of one such team waiting for their turn to play.
Resistance came from the sentry at the War Memorial on taking photographs of the Memorial. Again Subash used the magic wand described by CC in his post and we were allowed to photo(graph)walk around the Memorial. Incidentally this gentleman, a foreign tourist, was also having the same camera which I was using. He checked with me about my camera and when he knew that it is the same Brand and Model, he became very happy and gave a friendly smile.
CC was impressed by the reflection of the Memorial on the granite slab and was preparing to capture the image in his camera. I got impressed with the act of CC and the result is the image you see here.
That is Navneeth, Srivatsan and Siddharth in the traffic island opposite to the University of Madras.
The platform edges are being relaid with (looks like ) marble stones opposite University of Madras. This worker was grinding the stones as we proceeded towards the Anna Samadhi.
Velu, the cool drink vendor, and PlaneMad (Arun) near the Anna Swimming Pool. CC says the following about Velu in Flickr “He comes from Vizhupuram district, about 175 kilometres from the city of Chennai. He came here 45 years ago, in search of a job, money and a better lifestyle for his family. He seems to have found it.”
An elderly woman paying her respects at Anna Samadhi
Siddharth trying to take a close up of Arun. Srivatsan photographing that and I clicked it then.
MGR’s Memorial is next to Anna Samadhi. MGR was buried in this place along with his watch. Someone has spread a rumour that the tick tick of the watch is still heard. Some visitors who visit keep their ears on the memorial to see whether the tick tick of MGR’s watch is heard.