Time : 16:00 hrs
Lets walk to record the ever-changing face of the Thyagaraya Nagar.
1) The Face lift of Panagal Park
2) The Mehendi-walah’s by the compound of the Park
3) The Bustling commerce on the North Usman Road
4) Locate the famous Soma Ground and click a few cricket matches (like the Chennai 28 games)
5) Walk past the Raghavendra Temple
6) A few celebrity homes like the Ilayaraja’s are on the way
7) Many crumbling old houses, that are / might give way to new Flats
8) Spot the Kannadasan Statue and end the walk where we started.
… Are you in? Lets meet the entrance of the Panagal Park.
Contact : Ram / Srinath if you’re lost in between … @ 9444062684 / 9962510275.
Route : https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Panagal+Park+Parking+Area%2C+Chennai%2C+Tamil+Nadu%2C+India&daddr=N+Usman+Rd+to%3A13.0469654%2C80.2360233+to%3ARaghavaiah+Rd+to%3ARaghavaiah+Rd+to%3AHotel+Parthan%2C+Thiyagaraya+Nagar%2C+Chennai%2C+Tamil+Nadu%2C+India&hl=en&ll=13.044446%2C80.233004&spn=0.011497%2C0.01929&sll=13.042136%2C80.235815&sspn=0.005749%2C0.009645&geocode=FSn-xgAdZkXIBCHTgex2mQJ_pCkD-vVzVmZSOjHTgex2mQJ_pA%3BFTYWxwAdfkLIBA%3BFbUUxwAd903IBCm7iuHbWWZSOjEEdwi0s-0uyw%3BFeoHxwAdfEvIBA%3BFXkExwAdFE3IBA%3BFXYCxwAdzkjIBCGJuOmJzHtBoikHxWJgVmZSOjGJuOmJzHtBog&oq=Hotel+parth&dirflg=w&mra=ls&via=2&t=m&z=16
Trains are a fascinating subject for Photogs and if it is an Old Wagon or a Steam Engine or if its a prototype then its a Delight.
<sic>Indian railways already has a National Rail museum at Delhi which serves the purpose well. However, Regional Rail Museums are essentially required due to space constraints at National Rail Museum. Accordingly RRM was established in March 2002</sic>
Yes, we are visiting the Regional Rail Museum at ICF Chennai for this month’s walk.
Location Map : https://maps.google.co.in/maps?q=regional+railway+museum+ICF+chennai&hl=en&ll=13.10134,80.207512&spn=0.011495,0.01929&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=in&hq=regional+railway+museum+ICF&hnear=0x3a5265ea4f7d3361:0x6e61a70b6863d433,Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu&cid=0,0,9502542699876413396&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A
Contact : Ram @ 9444062684 if you’ve lost the way for the walk…
Pls Note :-
a) Be on time to hear the Curator speak to us.
b) The museum shuts by 5pm sharp
c) 40 Rs would be the Entry Fee, Camera Fee & a Joy Ride in the Toy Train, all together.
23/March/13 :- 14:30 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs
Industrial estates used to have Fabrication Industries, Sheds for machining, turning et al. Now these estates are having Software sheds(!) and benches for bodyshopping.
Lets take stock of one of the earliest Industrial Estates of Chennai and its new transformation to IT Parks in this edition of the Chennai Photowalk and capture its glory.
Date : 10th February 2013
Time : 630 am
Starting Point : Mangal Eri Park, Mogappair
Route : https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Mangal+Eri+Park,+Mogappair,+Jayalalitha+Nagar,+Tamil+Nadu,+India&daddr=2nd+Main+Rd+to:1st+Cross+Rd+to:SH+112&hl=en&ll=13.091057,80.176957&spn=0.011495,0.01929&sll=13.089364,80.175991&sspn=0.011495,0.01929&geocode=FfayxwAdN2bHBCGfPqaWvVCAmimJbE4r5WNSOjGfPqaWvVCAmg%3BFcnNxwAdl0vHBA%3BFVrOxwAdHWDHBA%3BFQ62xwAdB2jHBA&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=16&t=m&z=16
Contact : Ram : 94440 62684 / Srinath : 99625 10275
One could always extend the walk, if energy permits to Srinivasa Santhana Perumal temple about 500 mts away and/or stop at Ambit IT park or AIEMA Foodcourts for breakfast.
What comes to your mind when you think of West Mambalam?
* Poli Stalls
* CA Classes
we cover most of these this weekend…. except spotting a few Maami’s & miss CA Classes
Route : https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Duraiswamy+Subway&daddr=Arya+Gowda+Rd+to%3ARamakrishnapuram+3rd+St+to%3A13.0372359%2C80.2219+to%3ALake+View+Road&hl=en&ll=13.039617%2C80.224829&spn=0.011915%2C0.01929&sll=13.038948%2C80.22661&sspn=0.011916%2C0.01929&geocode=Fbr-xgAdCDDIBA%3BFaIExwAddhfIBA%3BFYzvxgAd4xLIBA%3BFbPuxgAdzBbIBCknYW0m_WZSOjHeZKjiLL-ACw%3BFUT-xgAdsjDIBA&dirflg=w&mra=dme&mrsp=4&sz=16&via=3&t=m&z=16
Date : 25/Nov/12
Time : 630am
Starting Point : BS Mootha Girls Higher Secondary School
Obvious stopovers for Arisi Upma & Kichadi near the Thambiah Road/Lake View Road junction and for some paruppu poli’s.
Call Ram : 94440 62684 …. if lost
The next photowalk is here. This time we go to Velachery. It will be an evening walk to catch all the action of the busy 100ft road. We start outside Gurunank College, walk down the 100ft road and end at Velachery bus terminus.
The link to the route: http://goo.gl/maps/JtGUd
Srinath RS: 9962510275
Ram N: 9444062684
Are you game to witness and record the MRTS & Metro together?
Are you game to Check the Fish Market (closing your nose already?), the Zion Church?
the Sandalwood Garland Market (Now open the nose)? Adhipureesswarar & Adhi Kesava Perumal in the same Compound? the Jain Temple? the Autorickshaw Repair street? and the Gaiety & Casino or what’s left?
and end the walk @ Saravana Bhavan…..
Meeting Point : Chintadripet MRTS Station
Time : 06:30 am
Date : 23/Sep/12
If lost call us (Ram : 94440 62684 or Srinath : 99625 10275) to trace the route.
The Madras Day approaches, hence we at The Chennai Photowalk intend to have not one, but two Photowalks this Month.
Though many walkers and the citymates think we’ve done enough walking in and around Parry’s Corner / George Town,
But we still think there could be atleast 9-10 walks more in this neighbouthood alone without repeating the same route
Walk 1 :-
Lets walk through the maze of Attorney at laws offices’, the Kaligambal Temple, 150+ years old Muthialpet School, Mannady, Krishnan Koil, Coral Merchant Street Nagarathar Chathirams, The Lungi Merchants, Kachaleeswarar Koil, YMIA’s Gokhale Hall, Catholic Centre, St Mary’s Church & Armenian Church. Hopefully we get to see the trade starting in the morning around the places of worship and thereby a melange of colours to capture. (We could end the walk heading for a breakfast at the Cosmo Cafeteria for many and for a few at the Hot Chips and for very few at Ramakrishna Lunch Home)
Starting Point : Front of Anderson Church, NSC Bose Road.
Time : 6:30 am
Date : 12/Aug/2012
Route Map : Click here
Walk 2 :-
This walk would also be a Gastronomic delight for many, yes we check the Kandasamy Koil, South Mint Street – Haven for
snack food, Ekambareswarar Temple, Chenna Kesava Perumal & Malleshwarar Temple, the Electrical, the Gold trade pockets and end at the Rattan Bazaar Road. Obviously without mentioning the stopovers to check the Pav Bhaajis, Paani Puris, Kachodi’s in between would be a crime.
Starting Point : M A Ethirajulu Naidu & Sons shop @ Evening Bazaar Road / Kandasamy Koil Arch.
Time : 4:30 pm
Date : 25/Aug/2012
Route Map : Click here
Be there with your cameras (or even without one)… Call us Srinath 99625 10275 or Ram 94440 62684 if you are lost or ….
Also watch-out for ….
… an announcement on a Photo Exhibition about “Namma Chennai” soon.