Trees & Shades …. Contd

First Part here ….

The Copper Pod Tree, because of the colour and shade of the pods of the tree.
Copper Pod Tree

மலை வேம்பு (Malai Vembu) the country cousin of the neem tree.
Malai Vembu

Pungam tree (புங்கம்), its a brilliant anti-duster and purifies oxygen, a must tree if your home is on the main road (so that it cuts of dust and sends fresh air). Also the spots on the leaves are a routine fungus and not any malady is what i heard.
Pungam

… yes, you guessed right, some more to come ….

Madras Chamber Orchestra

I was stunned to learn that the Madras Chamber Orchestra (MCO in Short) was revived last April’09 after nearly two decades of silence. That too for a 40 year old music group 20 years is definitely a long gap.

Was very happy to be watching their second act yesterday at the Egmore Museum Theatre. Revived and Conducted by Bernard Wacheux, a French national based out of Pondicherry and also a Violinist.

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The Stage is set now for the Bach’s, the Beethoven’s and Vivaldi’s to flow again in the Heart of Chennai.

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The Crowd’s now eager for the Chamber Music from the well trained and passionate 20+ String players of the MCO.

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With an eminent conductor who has the passion to revive after nearly two decades and driving 300 odd KMs every weekend to practise with his team.

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The Madras Chamber Orchestra needs to be supported by the public and not just Gatsby or Satsang with their sponsorships to enable us to listen to such lovely composers.

BE THERE WHEN THEY PERFORM NEXT TIME.

Flowers & its fragrances

The Kamaraj (Koyambedu) Flower market was in its full life, throttle in the mornings, the new arrivals sorted, the wholesalers arranging for the retailers. The business was brisk as it was in the festive season and flowers are the essential part in announcing the festivity ……

Some flowers for your eyes ….

Roses
Roses

Zenia
Zenias

Marigold
Marigolds

Jasmine
Jasmines

Coronations & Jebras
Coronations, Jebras & Other Bouqet Flowers

And more varieties of flowers for all seasons & all reasons ….

We did the walking … 18th time

An essay on our walk in Pics …..

@ 6:45 am in front of Mylai Karpagambal Mess (c)ramaswamyn.com

@ 6:45 am in front of Mylai Karpagambal Mess (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:15am the group started moving around the mylapore tank (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:15am the group started moving around the mylapore tank (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:40 am the tank was covered (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:40 am the tank was covered (c)ramaswamyn.com

@8:15 am at the Thirumailai MRTS Station to board a strain to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

@8:15 am at the Thirumailai MRTS Station to board a strain to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Waiting for the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

Waiting for the train (still the new time not updated) (c)ramaswamyn.com

In the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

In the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

Alighted at Fort station ... and off to the Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Alighted at Fort station ... and off to the Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Enroute to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Enroute to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

The wall (not Dravid) ... of the fort (c)ramaswmayn.com

The wall (not Dravid) ... of the fort (c)ramaswmayn.com

The Road .... (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Road .... (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Flag .... (the tallest free standing flag mast in India) (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Flag .... (the tallest free standing flag mast in India) (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Denial ... Thanks to Bureaucracy we were not let inside the Fort Compound (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Denial ... Thanks to Bureaucracy we were not let inside the Fort Compound (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Final tired and dejected group at 10am (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Final tired and dejected group at 10am (c)ramaswamyn.com

See you all at the next week’s sojourn at the JAIL Break.

My encounters with snow – 2

Some of you have read the 1st part ….. this is the continuation of same.

Between the Halls of Messe, Munich

Between the Halls of Messe, Munich

A frozen fountain near the Munich Art Gallery

A frozen fountain near the Munich Art Gallery

Pieces of a cake? No .... the plant bushes covered with snow

Pieces of a cake? No .... the plant bushes covered with snow

A tramline triangle of snow near the walking fairy, Munich

A tramline triangle of snow near the walking fairy, Munich

A frozen river and a game in progress. Munich

A frozen river and a game in progress. Munich

River on Freeze, Poor swans. In front of the Palace, Munich

River on Freeze, Poor swans. In front of the Palace, Munich

The Effects of Snow, the Rosy Cheeks

The Effects of Snow, the Rosy Cheeks

More to come …..

Reflection


Reflection

Originally uploaded by r-sethu-sankar

it’s KVS …….

I know what i did last sunday

Last sunday was hectic and more busier than any weekday.

Started from home at 5am and reached here at about 545 am

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Waiting for the rest of the Chennai Photowalkers to join the Walk / stroll ….

Thanks to this G’man this walk keeps happening as a clockwork and most of us waiting to see the announcement.

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Was keen to check out the University and click some pictures, like these peeping tom’s

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And even got a few ….

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and moved on to see these ….

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and got directed to the correct route ….

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saw his friends ….

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and moved on to meet him…..

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and lastly to our own King of Acting ….

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later attended FailCamp

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& Thanks to these G’men the session was brilliant and awe inspiring …..

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Kiruba

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Suresh Sambandham, OrangeScape

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Kalyan, Quads & Handsel

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Deepak, Ensemble

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Vrupakshan

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Lastly, The Host, Kumaran Mani – Tenth Planet

and we were treated with such brilliance on the walls

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and by the nature ….

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Now you tell me wasn’t it hectic?