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85th Photowalk : Lanes of CBD

February 11, 2015

We’ll cross the lanes of Aziz Mulk Street, Check the New Street Art at Model School Road, Anjuman Mosque and then move to the avenues of Khader Nawaz Khan road and check the City’s only Luxury Mall, Fashion Street.

Route : https://goo.gl/maps/Jy8RW

Date : 15Feb’15, Sunday

Time : 630 am (upto 845-9 am)

Starting Point : Near the Subway at Annamalai & Model School Road Junction (near erstwhile HP Petrol Bunk & Bajaj / KTM Showroom)

Note :
No need for any registration, pls land up at the starting point at 630am on the given day
Car / Two wheeler parking will be an issue, so come earlier and find parking in the lanes inside.

New Town : Retro-walk #15

January 23, 2015

The Neighbourhood that came into existence, thanks to The World Trade Fair held in 1968. Named after the CM Mr Annadurai C N.

Starting Point : In front of WITCO, Round Tana. @ 430 pm

We walk along :-

1) The Huge Statue that plays the Tabla
2) Wall Mural on Revolution
3) Dr Visveswaraya Tower park
4) 138 feet (42 m) tall Annanagar Tower (Sadly, Entry is not allowed to the top of the tower since last 2 years)
5) Anna Nagar Club (Erstwhile Kerala Pavilion in the Fair)
6) Ayyappa Samajam

End : Ashok Pan House / Aavin Parlour

Date : 31st Januay’15, Saturday

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

Note :
1) No need for registrations, Just reach the starting point at the announced time.
2) You can carry your tripods for low light pictures at the Park.
3) Ample Car Parking is there near the Tower Park entrance & the lane near WITCO / Bata / VIP. (Reach early to find a parking)

Coordinated by : Ram (9444062684)

Must-Do in Chennai

January 12, 2015

Yes, the Conde’Nast Traveller has mentioned The Chennai Photowalk as a Must Do in Chennai amongst the Best Walking Tours.

 

Check the Link : http://www.cntraveller.in/story/best-walking-tours-7-indian-cities

1st Walk in 2015 !!! (84th Photowalk)

January 9, 2015

A walk along the peaceful neighbourhood nestled within Besant Nagar, and along the places of worship ( 1- Arupadai Veedu, 2 – ashtalakshmi temple & 3- Annai Velankanni Shrine ) on the shores of Bay of Bengal.

Starting point : The french Loaf , Besent Nagar
Time : 6.30 AM

Walk Leader – Hari
Contact : 9962929206

Route : https://goo.gl/maps/Qrbt2

Retro-walk #14 : Moneylending Pettai

December 23, 2014

Old is the new New

Walk and explore the hidden gems of Sowcarpet.

Route : https://goo.gl/maps/JcWHc
Date : 28-Dec’14, Sunday
Time : 06:30 am

Starting Point : In front of St Thomas School, Behind the Park, Off Prakasam (Broadway Road) Salai.

Walk Leader : Mahendran – 9094002468

Note :-
1) Finding Parking is tough at these spots, so come early to find one. Preferably park near Highcourt and walk to this Starting Point.
2) No need for Registrations, just land up at the Starting Point at the mentioned date/time

Walk amongst the place where Jasmine was Cultivated : 83rd Photowalk

December 8, 2014

This walk route covers the followings

1. Varadharaja Perumal temple (Starting point)
2. Vaidheeswaran temple
3. Big Mosque
4. Big Church
5. Oldest Cemetery
6. School of the Visually Impaired

Etymology – The name “Poonamallee” derived from “Poovirundavalli”, meaning “the place where jasmine is cultivated”. In Sanskrit, the place is called Pushpakavalli. Pushpam’ means flower and Valli denotes Goddess. There is a legend that Goddess Lakshmi rose from jasmine flower and gave darshan to Thirukatchi Nambi Alwar. It is also said the Alwar worshipped God Varadaraja, deity at Kanchi with the jasmine flowers plucked from here. This place is also called “Lakshmipuram’ and Ulagu Vuyya Konda Cholapuram.

Google map route – https://goo.gl/maps/wcVfM

Meeting / Starting point – Varadharaja Perumal temple (land mark – near to Sri Krishna textiles)
Walk lead by : Sivakumar P (+91 99944 82210)

Retro-Walk #13 : at Kusa-Lava-Puri

November 21, 2014

Yes Koyambedu is the transition from the word Kusalavapuri or from Sri Kusalavapureeswarar.

Are you game for clicking low light? Are you game to click Brinjals, Tomato’s, Banana’s, Oleander’s, Ladies Finger heaps, Capsicum crowds, Jackfruits, Marigolds & more.

If life throws you a lemon, make lemonade

Walk Leads : Sivakumar (9994482210) & Hari (9962929206), call them if you’re lost enroute.

Date : 23-Nov’14, Sunday
Time : 06:30 am
Meeting Point : Hotel Hot Chips @ Periyar Vegetable Market, Koyambedu
Route : https://goo.gl/maps/A0AWn

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