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The Fifth Chennai Photowalk – Walking across Michelle’s Ancestral Home at Pantheon Road

In one of the posts of Vinod Subramanian “Zyng – been there yet ?”, there was a comment by Michelle Binkley  

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Sowcarpet Temple and the Lahore Connection

During the Third Chennai Photowalk on January 13, 2007, we came across Bairagi Madam Arulmigu Thiruvengadamudayan Venkatesa Perumal Thirukovil in General Muthiah Mudali Street at Sowcarpet. Though some snaps were taken we did not go inside the temple. (more…)

Chennai Photowalk in Dinamani

Dinamani, the tamil newspaper, from the Express Group carried a report on The Chennai Photowalk.

The Fourth Chennai Photowalk

Chalta Hai and Cream Center

The omnipresent attitude across India and the often cited blame for India’s poor state of affairs is its ‘Chalta Hai’ attitude. Now even restaurants seem to have imbibed the attitude, especially after the concept of dining emerged. Now one dines at a restaurant, one does not go there for just the food. When it was the latter the emphasis was on the food, now its more on ambience and atmosphere.

The Third Chennai Photowalk & MGR’s residence

During the Third Chennai Photowalk, we came across the residence where MGR lived with his mother and brother during his early days when he was a small time actor.

The Third Chennai Photowalk

Take a different walk

New Indian Express in its City Express supplement dated 23/01/2008 carried a report on the Chennai Photowalk

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.

Light House to Velachery in MRTS

After witnessing the Naval Exercise at Marina this evening, to take the train to Velachery I proceeded to the Light House Railway Station. The Railway Station looked like Chennai Central or Egmore. People were standing in long queue to get the tickets.

Light House Railway Station

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 Chennai Photowalk – III

With Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan announcing The Second Chennai Photowalk on December 9, 2007, I thought its time to post the concluding part of the First Chennai Photowalk. (Earlier posts on The Chennai Photowalk figure in the Best of Metroblogging )


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