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.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

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.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

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.

The Chennai Photowalk

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.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

That is Navneeth, Srivatsan and Siddharth in the traffic island opposite to the University of Madras.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

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.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

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.”

The Second Chennai Photowalk

An elderly woman paying her respects at Anna Samadhi

The Second Chennai Photowalk

Siddharth trying to take a close up of Arun. Srivatsan photographing that and I clicked it then.

The Second Chennai Photowalk

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.

5 Comments so far

  1. Chandrachoodan (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    Super photos, GVB

  2. Ram N (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    Like the snap of the MGR samadhi with people busy trying catch the faint sound of the watch …. cool ….

  3. Navneeth (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

    Mr.Velu is now a celebrity, sort of. Some of my favourites snaps from this trip are of him. Check out CC and GVB’s Flickr photowalk sets.

  4. Dilip Muralidaran (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

    Very nice photos balu. Brilliant work.

    Funny how people believe in rumours like watch tick sound and are desperate to check it out. Im wondering if we have any official stand on it, as in someone checking it for fact and declaring the truth.

  5. Django (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    Hey Dilip,
    Real funny man hehe haha hoho, how pricks like you have the guts to show up here with rumors like people stereo type Brahmins and rouse a rabble. So what’s up with you lately you moron, have did you notice the blog has improved a lot since you left and only it features excellent posts unlike ur zuned getting doomed and stereotyping urself articles. Please don’t show your silly *** here anymore man. Please go and visit a psychologist first you resentful piece of pure ****. Along with the other folks I feel like I wasted my precious time reading your stupid posts. I just adore the post here lately. Please stay away you imbecile! Hehehehehehe TC!

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