Sunday, December 23, 2012

What crowd?

If I told you this photo was taken almost directly opposite Chennai Central station, you would probably call me crazy. It is one of the quietest spots you can find on that stretch of Poonamallee High Road; chances are, however, that you've rushed past this building without thinking of what lies inside.

The Ramasamy Mudeliar Choultry has a pretty big yard, once you get inside the gate. It was also the place where the Hop-On-Hop-Off buses used to start from (wonder where they are, now?). And inside is the (probably) only statue of the man who gave a lot to the city where he made his fortune.

Go inside, see it for yourself. And be happy that even in the middle of all the rush, Chennai still has oases of Silence and slow Time!


2 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

Chennai has many spaces tucked away in her folds . . . just like how the wives and mothers of yore had stashed away cash in the folds of their sarees!

Joy always,
Susan

Shantaram said...

@Susan: And always ready to help when needed!