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.

 

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Victim of Brand Wars?

Broken arm of mannequin
Broken arm of mannequin

An abandoned arm from a mannequin. Probably the victim of some intense marketing warfare in the retail segment.

Abandoned 2

Abandoned boat
Abandoned boat

Elliot’s beach is becoming a dumping yard for discarded items.  Earlier we saw an abandoned cart. Now a boat.

This dilapidated boat may be photogenic. It could also be a cosy coop for a tete-a-tete. But it has become a dump for trash and a breeding place for mosquitoes.

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Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge across the Adyar estuary taken from Leela Palace through the window.
Broken Bridge across the Adyar estuary taken from Leela Palace through the window.

The broken bridge across the Adyar estuary was built in the 1960 s for fishermen to cross from the Foreshore Estate to the Besant Nagar side. It had a very short life as a utility when in 1977 high tide (or was it high current from the river?) washed away part of the bridge. It has never been rebuilt after that.

Today, it is a haunt for bachelors and photo enthusiasts. A few movie episodes  have been shot here. However, many are afraid to venture out alone here because of a perceived danger from anti-social elements.

I was happy to have a grandstand view from a 7th-floor room in Leela Palace Hotel. As the windows were sealed, I had to take this through the glass and tweak a little on LR.

” Every street scene has a story in it and it is the task of  the photographer to discover it”. -apologies to Michaelangelo.

Story of a shattered dream

Guitar in the garbage
Guitar in the garbage

I am sure this guitar in the garbage has a story to tell. It should be, most probably, be a story  about a shattered dream. Can you imagine what it is? If so, please let your imagination flow freely. Blog about it and add a link in the comments box.