Under divine grace

Lungimen under the divine grace of Lord Ganesha
Lungimen under the divine grace of Lord Ganesha

Two workers in Koyambedu Wholesale Flower Market taking a break under the benign view of Lord Ganesha.

Details enhanced in Nik Collections.

The Chennai Photowalk

143 days to Madras Day 2017.

 

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The World is My Studio – Koyambedu

ographer in Koyambedu flower market
A Photographer in Koyambedu flower market

The Chennai Photowalk

The Chennai Photowalkers are at home anywhere, including the dark and congested interiors of the Koyambedu flower market.

The Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex is one of the largest market complexes for perishable goods in Asia. Inaugurated in 1996, it spreads over 296 acres of land and houses blocks for vegetables, fruits and flowers. It accommodates about 3000 shops, most which were shifted out of Chennai city’s central areas like Kothwal chavadi, flower bazaar etc., in the George Town area.

See an earlier post from Kothawal Chavadi

146 days to Madras Day. {22nd August}

Flower vendor at Koyambedu 1

Owner of a flower shop
Owner of a flower shop

The Koyamabedu Wholesale Market Complex is one of the largest market complexes for perishable goods in Asia. Inaugurated in 1996, it spreads over 296 acres of land and houses blocks for vegetables, fruits and flowers. It accommodates about 3000 shops, most which were shifted out of Chennai city’s central areas like Kothwal chavadi, flower bazaar etc., in the George Town area.

This picture is from our Photowalk on 26th March 2017 to the flower market.

The owner of a shop is seen relaxing with his account books, while the others are busy in their own activities.

147 days to Madras Day (Madras Week)

Silhouette at the Market

A silhouette at the Kamaraj Flower Market Koyambedu
A silhouette at the Kamaraj Flower Market Koyambedu

Ignorance or vandalism

 

Old mandapam plastered over.

An old mandapam with granite pillars in Triplicane has been built up with bricks and cement and converted into a garage or stores by someone. Are we ignorant of our heritage or have scant regards for it?

 

 

The other Chandra Babu Naidu

Pooja article seller in Villivakkam
Pooja article seller in Villivakkam

This is Chandra Babu Naidu, the namesake of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. He runs a shop selling pooja articles in front of a temple in Villivakkam. When I pointed out to the more famous namesake, he calmly said that he has been in this business for decades whereas his more famous namesake came into prominence much later.

 

Deserted Subway

Mount Road Subway
Mount Road Subway

5 p.m on a weekday is a very busy time on Mount Road. But the subway in front of the post office was deserted. There were just two pedestrians (in picture) and two sleeping men on the floor other than me. Looked little daunting.

Taken with a Redmi 4 note.

 

Vintage Dodge Kingsway Convertible

Dodge Kingsway Convertible 1954
a vintage Dodge 1953
Dodge interior (note: left-hand drive)

Collateral Damage by Metro Rail.

Abandoned generator panel from a defunct petrol station.

The advent of Metro rail in a locality normally signals progress and prosperity. However, the extended construction process has left many adversely affected. Most businesses near the  Metro line  are tottering on the brink waiting for very rosy days once the metro rail is commissioned. Some businesses have completely shut down giving a ghost town effect to the area. One such business is a petrol station in Anna Nagar. This is the image of a  panel of an abandoned generator in that defunct petrol station.

Let us hope for better days once the Metro line is commissioned.

New Technology? 

Did I miss something when I slept? In the olden days the wayside tyre mechanic ran the inflated tube through a tub of water to pinpoint the location of the puncture . He may then insert a used matchstick in the hole to see its size and tag it.  If you are curious, he will show you with flourish the extent of damage.

Today, things look different. Ultrasound scan to locate the puncture? Do you need a prescription from the mechanic? Does the mechanic get a kickback like the doctors?

You can trust the health care profession for market expansion by hook or crook!

Just kidding!

The Chennai Photo walk # 109