Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mysterious obelisk

I have no idea what this is here for. It does not appear to have been properly finished, either. An 1895 picture of the Napier Bridge shows an obelisk at the north-eastern end of the bridge, but that looks like a pretty much completed structure. Maybe it was knocked down at some point, and an apology of a replacement was made.

But why am I thinking obelisks today? There is no connection between those indomitable Gauls who turn 50 today and the city of Chennai, save for the three years that Madras was under French rule. Yet, on behalf of all the Asterix / Obelix fans of Chennai, Bon Anniversaire!


5 comments:

Steffe said...

I noticed Obelix on Google today. You will have to try and solve that mystery.

Shantaram said...

@ Steffe: No mystery there, actually - it is the golden jubilee of the Asterix / Obelix comics. Check out the google logos museum http://google-logo-museum.blogspot.com/2009/10/asterix-et-obelix.html

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LVISS said...

I HAVE SEEN IT SOMEWHERE . WHERE IS IT?

Shantaram said...

@ Syed: Thanks! Do keep visiting.

@ Lviss: Hmmm... maybe you saw it here ;)?