Abandoned structure in Vellore

This ruined structure of some antiquity was spotted adjacent to the Highway NH 48 /AH 45 about 10 kms from Vellore near a place called Abdullapuram. It is just before the road turning to the Sripuram golden temple.

A teashop owner near the structure told me that it is called ‘mall’ (?) and was ‘built by the raja for his use”. Probably he meant one of the nawabs.

Now it is being used as a cattle shed. Being very close to a National highway, its days are definitely numbered.

Can someone throw some light on this structure and its history?


Animal Lovers


The donation box for Blue Cross in Chennai airport domestic departure was fairly full with currency notes.

A closer look revealed that many of the high denomination notes were the demonitised 500 & 1000 Rupees.


Garuda the divine vehicle
Garuda the divine vehicle

This Garuda has just been constructed out of cement plaster at a new extension to the Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Egmore. As it was in plain cement colour I processed it in Lightroom and Nik collections for this Monochrome effect. I couldn’t do much with the distracting background.

Comments and critiques welcome.

From the Chennai Photowalk. Retrowalk #40 Egmore.


Window and Wall painting
Window and Wall painting

This was on a crumbling old building in Egmore. The man walking past added some contrast.

The Chennai Photowalk. Retrowalk #40. Egmore. Near Sait Colony