A morning at Marina Beach
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Date: 4/30/2012 2:12:55 AM
The Guest Post Series on “My Favourite Things” has contributions by those sharing my interests in travel, books, music, and on issues that I am passionate about. Though the guest posts are not always by fellow bloggers, the guest authors are always those who have interesting experiences to share.
Today’s guest post is by a fellow blogger, Puru of Shadows Galore, who writes about his travels, photographs, memories and more. I eagerly wait for Puru’s travel posts as he is always visiting and writing about places that I have wanted to visit. My favourites are his posts on Sri Lanka and Angkor Wat. His series on Learning Photography is simple, easy and with instructions that actually work. In this post, Puru presents a photo essay on a morning spent at the Marina Beach in Chennai.
My last few days in Chennai saw me exploring the city and going to places where I had always thought of going but never actually did. So today I went to Marina Beach, the third longest beach in the world and the largest in Asia. Of all the beaches in Chennai, it happens to be the most dynamic and hence the most well known.
So early at 4:30 AM, I woke up and started for the beach with my camera. It was quite dark yet and the horizon had just started turning a few shades lighter. As the sun rose, I took a lot of photographs and I am sharing some of them here for you:
A crow signals the day break
Youngsters far away trying their own photography tricks
A couple lost in the surroundings
Time for some friendly chit chat
No, that's not the blades of the Titanic
Bapu overlooking the National Emblem
St Thomas Cathedral
Fishing boat in the sea
Fishermen at work
Chennai is an unusual city. It’s not dynamic like Mumbai or glittering like Delhi; yet it has a charm of its own. For years, I yearned to go out from this city and now when the time has come to leave, I suddenly realise that I will miss this city very much.
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