The Third Chennai Photowalk
Update: The photowalk has been rescheduled, by popular request, to the Sunday, 13th Janurary 2007.
The Chennai Photowalk, we hope, will soon be a major fixture in the tourists’/locals’ agenda. And to do that, we need walkers. And photographers. In that order. The third installment has just been decided. The route planned will re-trace the evolution of the Southern Railways. Beginning at Royapuram, and then shifting to the current cliched Chennai Central, the Great Madras Railway Company is the second oldest railway network in South Asia. And Royapuram is the oldest surviving station in this part of the continent. Meanwhile, the South Indian Railway, of Trichy, built the Egmore redoubt as its Madras terminus. These two companies and the stations they built were merged and nationalised, to form the Southern Railways, a part of the large-as-can-be Indian Railways network.
The Third Photowalk will cover these three stations, and take in the headquarters of the railway company, the headquarters of the city we live in, and a few other landmarks in the area. The walk is on Saturday 12th January, 2008, and will (hopefully, and providing for the Indian Stretchable Time) begin at 8 AM. Do join. The idea is to walk. And photograph. Small cameras, big cameras, cameras on your phone, or even no cameras, all are welcome.