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Final Chennai Photowalk

I’ve been out of India for over three weeks now, but wanted to finish sharing our experiences of our last few weeks in India before closing out that wonderful chapter in our lives, as documented in the TAZM Pictures blog. We … Continue reading

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The Chennai Photowalk

One of the best things about Chennai, for us, was the “photowalks.”  A photowalk is basically just walking around with a camera and seeing what you can photograph.  Often these walks are in groups.  I discovered photowalks in Chennai, though … Continue reading

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Impressions of Koyambedu

Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex is one of Asia’s largest perishable goods market complexes.  Spread over an area of 295 acres, the complex consists of more than 1,000 wholesale shops and 2,000 retail shops.  The market has two blocks for vegetable shops and one … Continue reading

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Photographing Chennai’s Kids

A number of different photographer groups in Chennai regularly organize photowalks – walks through various neighborhoods in Chennai. The potential photographic subjects will vary – sometimes it’s market vendors, or stately old buildings, still life, fishing villages. In certain situations, … Continue reading

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At the Fair – Chennai Style

There’s a place in north-central Chennai where they set up the local “fair.” Called the “Island Grounds”, it’s the site of the 40th Tourism and Trade Fair. To be honest, we skipped most of the trade fair itself, but found … Continue reading

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Christmas Photowalk

This Christmas, several of us got things like lenses and other camera-related items in our stockings.  So it was quite natural that we decided to take a “family photowalk” on Christmas Day, especially given that we are living in a … Continue reading

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Photowalk in Georgetown (Chennai, India): the Flower Market

Third in a series of posts about a photowalk taken in northern Chennai, in a section of town called Georgetown. I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that there are people – mainly older women – all over Chennai … Continue reading

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Photowalk in Georgetown (Chennai, India): Poses

This is the second in a multi-part series about a recent photowalk in Georgetown, one of the most dense parts of Chennai, and virtually the only area to retain its colonial identifier. In a couple of days I hope to … Continue reading

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Photowalk: Odd Jobs in Georgetown (Chennai, India!)

This will be the first in a multi-post series on a Sunday morning photowalk in Georgetown – a part of Chennai, India.  This part of the city , just inland from Chennai’s port, includes some of the city’s most crowded … Continue reading

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Photowalk: Chintadripet

Chintadripet is a community contained within a bow of the Cooum (or Kouvam) River in the center of Chennai.  Though I have no idea what it means, the community was once called Chinna Thari pettai due to its history as … Continue reading

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Sunday Photowalk through the ‘Hood

Monsoon season has come to Chennai, India.  According to the weather reports, it’s only raining in Chennai.  But it seems that all the rain which should have fallen elsewhere is also falling in Chennai.  So when I woke up this morning … Continue reading

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Photowalk: Diwali

This morning, we rose early to go on another Chennai photowalk, especially for Diwali.  Again the route chosen for the group took us near the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, in Mylapore – which I blogged about a few weeks ago.  At this … Continue reading

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Photowalk: Triplicane

After the long series of posts on Goa, we’ve been back home again for a few weeks, and I’ve been able to join another photowalk.  This time, it was to the part of Chennai known as “Triplicane”, which is one … Continue reading

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Chennai Photowalk Part 2: Streets at Night

It seems strange to think that, after 2 months living in this city, we haven’t really been out at night.  I’ve been out very early and there are a surprising number of people up and about – this is the … Continue reading

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Chennai Photowalk: In Search of Golu

Golu, also known as Kolu or Bommai Golu – the “festival of dolls” – has come to Chennai.  Golu is celebrated during the festival of Navratri in southern India.  I find the background of the festival confusing, not knowing many … Continue reading

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R.A. Puram, Chennai in Photos 3

This is the second part of a post describing a 90 minute “photowalk” around my new neighborhood in Chennai, India.  Everything you see is within a 500 meter radius. So continuing yesterday’s story, the main destination I’d had in mind … Continue reading

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