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RetroWalk #56 : Korattur Lake

December 6, 2018

The entire Korattur lake has undergone a transformation under an eco-tourism project. The lake, which is currently a hotspot for fisherfolk and joggers, is likely to emerge as a tourist attraction by soon.

Let’s check the amazing, road that splits the lake & the railway track. Look for the birds, Click the small islands in this 680 acre waterbody, that’s getting transformed.

Date, Day : 9th Dec’18, Sunday.
Start Time : 615 am
Starting Point : Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Location Map : https://goo.gl/maps/e7YDPtc4mEw

Note : 1) Take the left in the 1st Signal if approaching from Padi flyover towards Redhills.
2) Call Ram 9444062684 if you need some help, but before the starting time.
3) Keep a Telephoto / Zoom lenses handy.

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Photowalk # 129 – Merry go Round – Going around the Anna Tower!

November 2, 2018

Anna Nagar (formerly known as Naduvakkarai), is a neighbourhood in the metropolitan city of Chennai, India. Named after the Tamil leader C. N. Annadurai, it is located in the north-western part of Chennai and its prime residential areas in Chennai. Anna Nagar originated as a suburban village called Naduvakkarai. It was called Mullam Village and is still referred to like that by the Land and revenue department for all official purposes.

Anna Nagar is the first and the only township in Chennai to follow a standard addressing system followed in the western world. One of the primary landmarks in Anna Nagar is the Anna Nagar Tower, built in 1968 as part of the World Trade Fair.

Other important locations include the Anna Arch, Chinthamani, Blue Star, 14 shops, Shanthi Colony, Thirumangalam junction, Padi Grade Separator, Anna Nagar East, and the Anna Nagar West bus depot.

Annanagar Tower is filled with many activities like Skating, Silambu training, few indoor games and off course an architectural extravaganza. So we can look for more Street Photography, Candid moments, Architectural and more Sportive photography.

Schedule, Date, Time & Venue

04-Nov-2018 (Sunday)
Time: 06:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Venue: Annanagar Tower Park ( Front Gate – Opp. To Connexxions Annanagar)
Parking Available

Lead: Arun Chandrasekaran
Mobile: +9190031222244

Few things to remember and take it along
DSLR
Lens to carry : Wide angle / Prime lens / Zoom Lens
Also please carry plastic cover for camera, can be used in case of any drizzle / rain.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/NAkz5LcDhdu

PhotoWalk #128: Saidai Market

October 4, 2018

Let’s train the cameras at the Saidapet market and the streets leading. Saidapet Arch, The Bridge, Market Road.

Date & Time: 7th October’18 & 6am

Route: http://goo.gl/HdD4VE

Starting Point: Saidapet Metro Entry.

Walk led by Mukesh. (9176375757)

Please look for parking in the Metro Station itself.

Tracing “Oorvasi” RetroWalk #54

September 20, 2018

Tracing “Oorvasi Oorvasi” RetroWalk #54

Lets explore the Anna Salai aka Mount Road and see if Prabhu Deva is dancing on a MTC (or Pallavan) Bus.

Starting Point: Bus Stop at Vivanta by Taj, Binny Road.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/yh3J7vyKoY22

Date & Time: 23rd September 2018 & 6:00 am

Walk led by Kumaravel (8939572638)

Look for parking in the Dams road lane by the cooum.

PhotoWalk #127: Walk around Kuyavar Pettai 

September 5, 2018

Let’s walk around the KOSAPET area and welcome the Vinayaka Idols that are in the making.

Date: 09th September 2018
Time : 6:15 Am

Starting Point: Easur Satchidhaanandhar Samadhi Temple (https://goo.gl/eRinWf)
Walk Route:   https://goo.gl/maps/5uEDW2tpFVu

Note :

1. Find your own parking spaces near the starting point.
2. No need for Registrations, just land up at the starting Point at the mentioned date/time.
3. Call in case of any difficulty in locating the group…Aswin @ 9710060463 or Ritesh @9741258113

PhotoWalk #126 – Urban Oasis

July 11, 2018

Ranga Garden and all the thottam’s nearby, this place is the Greeeeen Thumb in the city.

Jasmines, Lady’s finger, Chillies, Greens and more cash crops are grown at this “Thottam” near Cowl Bazaar.

To top it, spot the flights taking off or landing in this background.

Date, Day, Time: 15th July’18, Sunday, 615 am.

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/2mvkKNPXtEN2

Walk Leader: Balaji (9962515330).

Points to be noted:
1) Please use google maps to locate the starting point, as the Walk Leader might not be able to help you in directions to a large extent in such a location.
2) Ask for the “entrance of the thottam” for directions, after you reach Anna Street or neighbourhood.
3) Carry some cloth bag with you, if there are any vegetables that you may want to buy that day from the farm directly, if its available.
4) Cars can’t go beyond the mud track, so more walk.

RetroWalk #48: Brahmapuri

July 6, 2018

Ayanavaram, Ayanpuram is the original name. Ayan means Brahma. When Lord Muruga admonished Brahma and took over the creation, it is believed that Brahma prayed to Lord Shiva and got his job back. It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva here. It is in recognition of that Ayanpuram is named. (It was also called Brahmapuri)

Date : 8July’18, Sunday.
Time : 630 am
Route : goo.gl/maps/H04WN
Starting Point : Near Ayanavaram Bus Stand