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Deepavali Shopping, Crowd Rush & Retrowalk #25

November 4, 2015

Dear CPW Friends,

We are happy to announce that our Next Photowalk is as mentioned below.

Date – 08.11.2015, Sunday

Starting Point – Near Murugan Idly Shop, Opp Max / Pantaloons Store, North Usman Road, T Nagar.

Time – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

We would be walking upon the flyover which connects North & South Usman road starting from GRT to Ranganathan Street, To & Fro.

Covering the entire stretch of shopping place (All the textile shops)

Suggestions : Carry Wide angle lens,Tripods or Monopods for better outcome.

Please carry water bottles along with you.

Regarding the Parking Suggestions for Vehicles – We may park near Somasundaram park near BBQ nation, T-Nagar.

For further details please contact the following coordinates.

Kumaravel P




Walk #93 – Bodyguard to Lily Pond

October 22, 2015

Get your vehicles blessed by Body Guard Muneeswarar, pay a visit to the departed souls, Check out the current state of Victoria’s (public) Secret, sift through the maze of allikulam market.

Starting Point : Pallavan House, Pallavan Salai (opp Madras Gymkhana Club)
Route :
Date & Time : 25Oct’15, 630am (Sunday)

Note : 1) No need for registrations 2) Parking might be an issue, so plan ahead and park at one of the Railway stations close-by 3) Call Ram : 9444062684 (if you have lost your way)

Car(e) Free Weekend & Retro Walk #24

October 9, 2015

Yes we’ll not miss the opportunity where many City Bred kids / adults are unaware of playing in the streets, enjoying street life without vehicles and they take to the streets this weekend to discover many games & chill in the streets… at Elliots Beach.

Lets record the 1st such action in the city live … and experience 1st hand if this is going to stay and many more streets in Chennai follow this Bogota example.

Related News :

Meeting Point : Subway / Baskin Robbins, 5th Avenue, Beasant Nagar (Elliots Beach)
On the map :

Time : 630 am.

Note : 1) No need for registrations 2) Try and come by public transport or car / bike pooling 3) Parking might be an issue 4) Call Sundar : 9952092257 (if you are lost, though we might not be of help by waiting at the starting point beyond the mentioned time)

Retrowalk #23, Chinna Thari Pettai

September 18, 2015

Are you ready to see Adhipureesswarar & Adhi Kesava Perumal in the same Compound? the Jain Temple? Are you game to Check the Fish Market (closing your nose already?), the Zion Church? the Sandalwood Garland Market (Now open the nose)? to witness and record the MRTS & Metro together? and the May Day Park….

Time : 630 am
Date : 20Sep’15
Route :

Starting Point : In front of the Adhi Kesava Perumal Temple.

Walk lead by Muthusamy Sir

Vinayaka & his Chathurthi Walk – Walk #92

September 3, 2015

Lets walk around the KOSAPET area and welcome the Vinayaka Idols that are in the making. Also visit the nearby Dhobi Ghat.

Start Point : Ashtambujam Road & Perambur Barracks Rd Junction (Near Ankur Vani Apartments)
Date : 6 Sep’15, Sunday
Time : 630 am

Starting Point : On the Google Map :

Walk Lead by Mr Balasubramanian G Velu​

Madras Day 2015 – Walk, Walk & Walk.

August 7, 2015

Madras Day Walks – 2015

Walk #1:

We visit an Institution that is 103 years old. Yes the Madras Literary Society inside the DPI Complex, Nungambakkam. Started as an auxiliary of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1812, the Society was part of the College of Fort St. George, located at present day College Road. It was where the East India Company’s employees stationed in Madras were trained in administration, languages, law, religion and customs.

{Entry Next to WCC, In the DPI Complex. No “Name Sign” present}
Date: 15Aug’15, Saturday
Time: 2 pm (yes, in the afternoon)
Duration: 1 Hour

Photowalkers are free to attend the Talk on Cultural History of the City post the walk at the same premise by 3pm.

Walk Leaders for the Walk #1: Ram: 9444062684 / Muthusamy: 9444949507
(No need for Registration, Plan ahead for Parking closer to the starting point, as there are no parking inside the DPI Complex for Private vehicles, and many bye-lanes near are having consulates and embassies, hence many are security zones. One side of College Lane is Public parking)

Walk #2:

Remember the Forgotten, We are actually not walking, and we are on the tracks. Cover MRTS & EMU, at the advent of Metro in the city.

Route: MRTS Train from Thirumayilai to Park, EMU from Park to Guindy, Walk around the Race Course, EMU Back to Park, MRTS Back to Thirumayilai.
Starting Point: Thirumayilai Station – Entry Stairs.
Date: 16Aug’15, Sunday
Time: 630 am

Walk Leaders for the 2nd walk: Ram: 9444062684 / Muthusamy: 9444949507 (No need for Registration, Plan ahead for Parking at the Starting point)

Walk #3:

Social History of Annanagar, Walk conducted by the Local History Enthusiast around the Old World Trade Fair locations.

Route: Neighbourhood’s of Tower Park.
Starting Point: Tower Park Entrance – Ayyappan Temple Side.
Date: 23Aug’15, Sunday
Time: 7 am.

3rd Walk Lead by Ms Tsundari: 9840495717 (No need for Registration, Plan ahead for Parking at the Starting point)

Walk around Chetti Pettai : Retro Walk #21

July 22, 2015

Namberumal Chetty very wealthy businessman and acquired many houses in the Chetpet area. It is said that he had 99 houses in Chetpet and the locality was originally called Chetty Pettai (Chetty’s place). He refused to acquire the 100th house on astrological advice! Namberumal Chetty was the first Indian and third resident of Madras to acquire a motor car.

Attractions enroute :-

* Kalki House (Now houses Maharishi Vidya Mandir)
* Pachaiyappa’s College Hostel Road, that runs parallel to the railway track
* Nowroji Road that houses old Bungalows
* Srinath Bagh
* Ega Theatre
* Chetpet Lake that’s renovated.

Starting point : KAPICO Maruti (Opp KS Hospital) – On the Poonamallee High Road.

Date & Time : 26th July’15, Sunday. 630am

Route :

Walk Leader : Balaji Ramachandran – 9962515330.


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