Tag Archives: temple

Mauritius: Like a Slice of Southern India…and More!

We love Madagascar but from time to time we need a break – a change in scenery, a change in pace.  Mauritius is great for that.  It’s green, with a pleasant climate, and…nice.  Mauritius has come a long way in … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Other Places | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Camera Test: No 2 Hawkeye Model C Anniversary Edition

This week’s vintage camera test is an interesting one (yes, but aren’t they all?), despite its rather long name.  Waaaay back in the late 1880s, a small company called the Boston Camera Company introduced a model called the “Hawk-Eye” Detective … Continue reading

Posted in Life in India, Vintage cameras | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life in India, Photowalks | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Going to Goa: Shri Mangeshi Temple and Procession

We recently took several days to visit Goa, a small state and former Portuguese colony on the western coast of India.  For one of our outings, we hired a local driver, “Seby”, to take us around for the better part … Continue reading

Posted in Life in India | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Chennai Photowalk Part 3: Kapaleeshwarar Temple

…as far as this particular photowalk goes, I’ve saved the best for last. We initially went into the less-trafficked entrance entrance to this amazing temple, following the lead of the Indians in our group, and after a few photos, were … Continue reading

Posted in Life in India, Photowalks | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Scenes from the Hood

Sharing some more general impressions from my neighborhood. I go walking around for 15 minutes and every time I come back and feel like I’m about to start reciting “And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street.”  Today’s … Continue reading

Posted in Life in India | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Life in India | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chennai: Early Impressions

Driving in Chennai can be a harrowing experience, especially for a newly-arrived foreigner.  And it typically takes more than a month to get your Indian driver’s license.  So when you first get here, you’re somewhat limited in your movement, and … Continue reading

Posted in Life in India | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment