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.

8 Comments so far

  1. Kokki_Jacobus (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 8:09 am

    Are you getting desperate?

    I must commend your efforts at putting such a thing together.. I wanted to take photos of the city before I left it (hopefully for only a few years!),, but I ran out of time at the last minute and sorely regret it! The photos you post bring back fond memories of the city I grew up in *sigh*

    For things like this, you don’t have to wait for a critical mass – go ahead and do it. Interested people will join you on their own.

    See if you can get featured in maybe, the Hindu’s MetroPlus or the ET’s MadrasPlus and I’m sure you’d have a lot more people signing up.

    Kudos once again!!

  2. Kokki_jacobus (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 8:17 am


    there was supposed to be a ;) after desperate! :D

  3. Chandrachoodan (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 10:05 am

    Thanks K_J. I’m not desperate yet. That will come if after 5-6 walks I still am not able to get a crowd. Right now, I am at a “spread awareness” phase. :)

  4. Madhusudanan (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

    Great Initiative!!!!Would love to join you, but i’m on a wheelchair. That would be Chennai Photo Wheeling if i join you….

  5. Ram N (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    Hey u shud plan the walk next time on a sunday …. as we are working on all saturdays …..

  6. aarthi (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

    so where is the group meeting on sunday? do let me know the details. this time i am keen to make it.

  7. aarthi (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    so where is the group meeting on sunday? do let me know the details. this time i am keen to make it.

  8. Praveen (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

    Yo Man, I am too late to to view this thread! Anyway I will join u ppl next time for sure!

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