Pleasing shanty town

Srinivasapuram as seen from Leela Palace
Srinivasapuram as seen from Leela Palace

Weaving through the narrow lanes of Srinivaspuram near Santhome beach can be an unpleasant experience. However, the same shanty town seen from the luxurious Leela Palace room windows makes a pleasing sight.

Through the windows

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Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge across Adyar
Broken Bridge across Adyar

The original bridge was built in the 1960/70’s for use mainly by the fishermen for moving between Uroor and San Thome. It was destroyed in the high tides in the ’70s and was not rebuilt. Today, it is a haven for photographers, adventurous youth, clandestine lovers and antisocial.

The bridge has been photographed a million times, but I thought this angle from the Leela Palace was not so common.

Taken through a glass window.

 

Locking the Prayers

Locking the prayers
Locking the prayers

Devotees submit locks along with their prayers at the Karuppusami shrine of Muneeswaran Temple at Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal.

Nero of the Newspaper

House demolition
House demolition

Nero was playing the fiddle while Rome burned. This man is happily reading the newspaper even while the house around him is being demolished.

Despite the growth of digital platforms, print still rules!

Captured with a phone camera – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

IronNing

roadside iron cart
roadside iron cart

If you want an extra power IroNNing come here.

An ironing cart on the streets at Royapettah.

Xioami Redmi Note 4

 

Matsya Avatar

Matsya, the first avatar of Vishnu rendered at the entrance of an eponymous restaurant in Adyar.Xiamoi Redmi note 4.

End of Confinement

Is the election over?
covered wall painting of MGR

As per the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission had covered all political posters, wall paintings, plaques etc. Here, much after the elections the ever popular former Chief Minister, M.G.Ramachandran is peeping out of his confinement.

From Photowalk Retro #62 Burma colony, Ekkattuthangal.

Dedicated Priest

Mr.Mani the priest in 2019
Mr.Mani the priest in 2019

Humans of Madras Series.

Mr Mani is one of the priests at the Peelikan Muneeswaran Temple, Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal.

I had first met him three years ago during a similar Photowalk. When I met him last week he was only a shadow of his old self. He looked much thinner than what he was and there was a tired look about him. He was happy to see his phot from 2016 and explained that he had undergone three surgeries recently – for gall stones, prostate and one more. But he was continuing his dedication to the temple with the same commitment as before.

Salute to this man.

Mr Mani in 2016
Mr Mani in 2016

Facebook and Friends

Resting on the steps at Marina
Resting on the steps at Marina

After a vigorous walk, resting on the steps of the Marina at Gandhi Statue with friends and facebook.

From The Chennai Photowalk

Levitation

Boys perfroming somersaults at the Marina
Boys perfroming somersaults at the Marina

Marina beach is the pride of Madras. People throng the beach for various reasons.

These boys and their master are here today to try our the gymnsatic abilities on the sands.