There was Chennapattanam and then there was Madras.
About 357 years later, in 1996, she became Chennai. And whatever she may be called 378 years from now, she will always remain the "Queen of the Coromandel"!
Come wander around this blog. It will give you a peek into her soul!!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
இது ஒரு பொன் மாலை பொழுது வானமகள் நானுகிறாள், வேறு உடை சூடுகிறாள்
('tis is a golden eventide. The sky is shy; she's changing her attire)
Song from the Tamizh movie 'Nizhalgal' (Shadows); Vairamuthu's debut lyrics; here it is, in full
"The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way
And leaves the world to darkness, and to me."
Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
Two pieces of poetry that immediately come to mind when I see a glorious sunset; and because I do not have any decent 'night' pictures, I have (once again) stretched the theme for today's Theme Day to suit my purpose.
Nothing more to be said - just enjoy the sunset over a city that, being on the east coast, doesn't pay too much attention to them!
To see 'hundreds' of interpretations of today's Theme Day, click here to go to the City Daily Photo portal - it is always night-time somewhere in the world!