Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tower view

Looking out through the arched window of a 120-year old building, it is not so easy to imagine what the view might have been in the days when it was new. At that time, someone looking through would have been able to see clear for miles away, but today that view is blocked by the Moore Market complex of the Southern Railway.

The only things one can see clearly are the yellow autorickshaws and the parked cars. Beyond that building lie the rails of the northbound spur of Chennai suburban rail system, heading out to Thiruttani or Sulurpet. Being a Sunday, the streets are not so crowded, allowing that jaywalker to sit on the median and ponder about life!






5 comments:

Jacob said...

I like this. Nicely framed, well exposed and the muted colors all work together!

lviss said...

WHAT IS THAT BUILDING?

lviss said...

MEDIAN SITTING IS A GOOD PAST TIME.HE IS KEEPING HIS LEG ON THE ROAD WHICH MEANS THE ROAD IS NEAR EMPTY.

Hilda said...

Great juxtaposition of old and new!

Shantaram said...

@ Jacob: Thank you! Honestly, didn't think so much about the composition when I took the picture, but sure glad you like it

@ lviss: Moore Market Complex :D Taken from the 'choultry' of a few days ago!

@ Hilda: Thank you very much - and, welcome back!!