Thursday, November 1, 2012

River view

Although its total length (42 km) is less than that of the Cooum (65km), the Adayar river flows within the city for much more of its course than the Cooum does. Strangely, the Adayar seems to accumulate less garbage in travelling through the city (24km) than the Cooum does.

This is one of the better passages of the river; flowing under the bridge at Kotturpuram. On the left bank is the Madras Boat Club. And if you look closely, you will be able to see the lane markers in the water, for the members of the Boat Club to navigate by, as they prepare for their next qualifiers. 

There is so much of water around Chennai in the past few days, that it was rather easy to find a picture at "The Water's Edge", which is the theme for today's posting across the City Daily Photo sites. If you'd like to see the pictures taken by the other participants in the Theme Day pictures, you' welcome to do so here!


21 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

a lovely watery view

Tanya said...

pretty river!

Eric Tenin said...

Madras boat club! That name only makes me dream (we have this thing about Madras in France...)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I really like the perspective you've taken with this shot, nice work.

william braquemard said...

Very nice.

eastofsgv said...

lovely though it looks murky that I am thinking where crocs are hiding... well, almost all river looks that way. :D

Randy said...

Nice looking river.

Karl Demetz said...

A lot of water here, nice shot!

LONDONLULU said...

A wonderful view for theme day, really emphasizes the prominent presence of water around the area!

LONDONLULU said...

p.s. Thank you for the good wishes re: hurricane!

Robert Geiss said...

how peaceful.

please have a good new month.

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Fabrizio Zanelli said...

I like it so much. It's so calm and quiet there

raf said...

Lovely and excellent choice for the edges theme.

Kay said...

Such a peaceful view! It seems like a very soothing river, and I especially like the edge that you've caught.

Lowell said...

I hadn't realized Chennai involved so much water. This is a nicely-composed photo, but I wonder if there are times when the river is full of boats.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Have a great month!

wilf said...

I love river and this is a great one...:) Thanks for having this blog, I can know more about Chennai.

Zosia said...

A mighty river.
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Carraol said...

Beautiful image and the river looks impressive, great choice!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Even with your rains, the river's water is staying within its banks. Thank goodness. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

Shantaram said...

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your comments. And no, there are no crocs in this river :)

@Eric: I remember a conversation from a couple of years ago... about Bourdonnais, if I'm right....