Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Port gate

For a long, long time, I had assumed that there was only one entry point into the Port of Madras. Far from being the only gate, it is one of the minor gates, the one through which children on a school trip, going to see ships berthed in the docks, were allowed.

Almost at the southern tip of the Port, this gate is probably the most visible one to the common Chennai-ite. I'm willing to take a bet that any city resident who is not required to visit the port for his or her livelihood will tell us that this is the 'main' entrance to the Port - all the others are well hidden, I guess!


3 comments:

Jacob said...

It seems true from what I've heard that many people can live in a place for years and never see some of what are commonplace things to others...depends, I guess, on what you do and where you live...

lviss said...

Havent been inside the place even once.

Shantaram said...

@ Jacob: As they say, familiarity breeds contempt!

@ lviss: You must go, before it is too late!