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RetroWalk # 63 – Busy markets of Kasimedu

July 4, 2019

Vanakkam everyone!

This Sunday let’s walk through the busy fish market at Kasimedu clicking and framing all the action at the market.

Every time we visit the Kasimedu fish market we get a new perspective and awesome frames.

Walk lead – Sathya Narain (+919840617460)
Starting time – 6.30 am
Meeting point – https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Fisheries+Ad+Office+And+Police+Station,+16%2F18,+Surya+Narayana+St,+Kasimedu,+Royapuram,+Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu+600013/@13.128903,80.2958045,18z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x3a526f9f33f0d185:0x8f7b4a13281edefb!2sN4+Police+Station,+Tiruchinna+Kuppam,+Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu+600013!3m1!1s0x3a526f9e2c65d4eb:0xcf31cc85cbdfc8dd

Date: 7/7/19, Sunday

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PhotoWalk # 136 – Park Hopping at T Nagar

June 22, 2019

Let’s walk across the key parks of T Nagar enjoying the Sunday morning with the greenery, birds chirping and clicking the walking, jogging and other activities.

We will park at Panagal park – Jeeva Park – Natesan Park – Panagal Park.

Walk lead – Naveen (9940013232)
Starting point – Panagal Park Parking Area
40, Sir Theagaraya Rd, Pondy Bazaar, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
https://maps.app.goo.gl/RbJUzK15fhijmQ677

RetroWalk #62 : Peelikaan Muneeswarar & PhotoWalk

June 7, 2019

Join the PhotoWalk to transport you to the villages of Tamilnadu right in the heart of Chennai.

Starting Point: Koothalamman Temple, Near Defence Colony (Ekkatuthangal) Bus Stand.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/JsxhxrFKmXQnYttA7

Date / Time: 9/6/19 & 6 am (Sunday)

Walk Led by Naveen (9940013232)

RetroWalk #61: Thiruvanmiyur

May 24, 2019

Thiruvanmiyur is one of the large modern residential neighborhood in South of Chennai. The name Thiruvanmiyur is derived from Thiru-Valmiki-Ur, marking the location of the Sage Valmiki temple, said to be 1300 yrs old, which will also mark our starting point. We’ll walk through Arulmigu Marundheeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, venture into lanes of neighborhood and finish our walk at the beautiful Thiruvalluvar Nagar Beach.

Starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/s89E51fZKsKSTczy6
Walk Led by Balaji @ 9962515330
Date & Time: 26th May’19, 6:00 am, Sunday.
Parking: Try to park near Marundeeswarar Temple

Interesting information:
1. Arulmigu Marundheeswarar Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is said to be 1000 – 2000 yrs old. Lord Shiva has taught Sage Agasthiar about medicinal qualities of herbs (“marundhu” in Tamil), hence the name Marundheeswarar. Sage Valmiki is said to have worshiped Lord Shiva in this shrine to correct his past life as a robber. This temple is rich in history.

2. Sage Valmiki Temple: The temple is said to be around 1300 yrs old. It is a small temple that lies in the middle of the ECR road. It is built in honor of the sage who visited here to worship Lord Marundheeswarar.

RetroWalk #60 – BusyBees of Marina!

May 10, 2019

Marina is always buzzing with activities on a Sunday morning. Not only is the sunrise the attraction but also kids playing cricket, cycling friends, running athletes, yoga teams, laughing therapists and what not.

This Sunday we plan to go around clicking these actions at Marina with special time dedicated for the pigeon feeding and the beach stunts by the waves.

Walk lead – Balasubramanian GV (Ph: 9884349584)
Meeting point – opposite Vivekananda house
Meeting time – 5.30 am
Date: 12/5/19, Sunday

PhotoWalk # 135 – Pallavaram Friday Sandhai (Friday Market)

April 16, 2019

Let us explore and click images of the busy pallavaram Friday sandhai (market).

The Friday market at Pallavaram has a 100-year-old history. You get to buy almost everything – Antiques, bicycles, vegetables, auto-parts, pots, machine parts, gardening tools, seeds, pets, and what not…

People come from various places the previous night, setup stall to sell their goods at this Friday market.

Be a little careful before clicking livestock and pets as few merchants are not comfortable it being clicked.

Walk lead – Mukesh Raina (+919894390840)

Starting point – Market entry point on GST road (https://maps.app.goo.gl/CFbEf)

Photowalk #134 – Birds @ Sholinganallur

April 5, 2019
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PhotoWalk at Sholinganallur clicking the birds visiting for the season.

Walk lead – Balasubramanian G Velu (+919884349584)

Meeting point – Bus stop opposite Elcot SEZ, Sholinganallur

Date: 7.4.19, Sunday
Time : 6 am

Eyes of Madras 2.0

January 24, 2019

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All are welcome.

Trisangu PhotoWalk #131 (with Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha’19)

January 8, 2019

Lets explore the unexplored areas of Chennai. Korukkupet, Tondiarpet & Old Washermanpet junction.

Check out the Nethaji Nagar Market, Burma Muslim Tamil Mosque, Arul Kottam Murugan Temple. More importantly the livelihoods
of the neighbourhood.

This walk is done in conjunction with Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha 2019 event.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/tj7VdTdiahK2
Starting Point: Market Road Bus Stop in Ennore High Road.
Time & Date: 630 am & 13.1.19, Sunday.

Note:
Parking on the same road available.
This is the same road or continuation of the Walltax Road, Cochrane Basin Road and transforms as Ennore High Road after the
Korukkupet Bridge.
No registration required.
Walk led by Ram (9444062684).

PhotoWalk #130 – Hot Air Balloon Festival

January 5, 2019

Time : 6:25 am max

Place of reporting:
Block B Entrance Gate,
Iris Court,
Near Paranur Railway Station,
Inside Mahindra World City,
Distt. Kancheepuram,
PIN – 603 002

https://goo.gl/maps/2CrTChJyept

What to expect:
Obviously Hot Air Balloons which will be reaching max height of 150 feet) near Kolavai Lake.
Kolavai Lake.
Natural scenes.
Water bodies near Paranur Railway Stn

Entrance fees for the area near Balloons is Rs. 100+18 (GST)

How to reach:
#1: Take Local EMU train # 40603 from ‘Chennai Beach to Chengalpet. [It departs from Chennai Beach at about 04:35 am]. (board it suitably to your nearest railway stn) which is expected to reach Paranur Stn at 6:10 am [IST]
Get down one station BEFORE Chengpet i.e. Paranur. From Railway Station you can see Orange-Grey 12 story and 5 story building cluster (Named Iris Court ~300 meter.
Ask B-Block gate.

#2: Bus etc from Chennai to Chengalpet:: Get down at Paranur Toll and there you can see Orange-Grey 12 story and 5 story building cluster. Return back 500 meters to Paranur Station by walking on dirt track parallel to highway, cross over bridge of Paranur Rrailway Station – and then follow route #1 as given above.
Total travel 800-900 meter. Safety Precaution: Do not cross railway track. Take bridge of Paranur Railway Stn.

#3: Self by car / motor cycle : Take GST Road and after S P Kovil, on left side you will see Entrance of Mahindra World City. Turn LEFT and enter into the Mahindra City.
Come straight to Petrol Bunk and take RIGHT from there and keep coming. you will see orange -Grey buildings on your right hand side. Ask for B – Block entrance gate.
(Approx distance from High way Entrance point to Iris Court about 3.8 Km.)

Walk Leader : Brijmohan Ph: 8098695927