Saturday, June 20, 2009

Menagerie City - 7

These were common sights once upon a time, even in the centre of the city. Cattle would meander through Mount Road, making their way back home from wherever it was they went to graze. But over the past couple of decades, the few bovines that can be seen are the bullocks used as a cheap option for transporting material - typically construction material like bricks, timber, or cement.

The farm hasn't left the city completely yet. This picture was taken less than a couple of kilometres from the entrance to Chennai's international airport. Of course it is in a direction away from the city - into Thirusoolam hill, but it still shows glimpses of the rustic city - how is that for an oxymoron - that Chennai once was!


3 comments:

lviss said...

THE SUBURBS ARE NOT FREE FROM THIS .

Evil Inc. said...

Looks like its a "moron ox" rather than an oxymoron !! :D

Cheers

Shantaram said...

@ lviss: And they're the better for that, aren't they ;)

@ Evil Inc.: Hmmmm.... looks like you've been hitting those crosswords way too much! :)Welcome to this blog!!