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City Sights

Postby navneeth » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:06 pm

I came across this blog entry with very nice pictures of buildings of various architectural styles in my city.

This is just a sample. :)

http://chennai.metblogs.com/archives/20 ... ural.phtml

The first is probably the most recognisable landmark, the 130+ years old Central Railway Station (simply known as central station or just central), with taxis in the foreground.

The building in the second picture was, for a very long time, one of the tallest in the country with just 14 floors. It is sill one of the tallest (probably The tallest) in the city. It's the regional HQ of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. It was painted in the colour only recently. You can see one of the city buses in the foreground.

A more recent entrant known as Sterling Towers.

A temple, a few Kms outside the city

This is a building that I always see on my way to central station, but never knew its name till I saw that pic. It's quite sad to such classic buildings in a state like that.

Chepauk Palace (a bit of history available when you click the picture)

St.Andrews Church (A book on the history of the city calls it St.Andrews Kirk) built in 1821.

A new, posh hotel
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:11 pm

Wow, Nav!

Thank you for posting this. What beautiful architecture!

Great photos! I love the temple.
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Postby dai bread » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:50 pm

Nice pictures, Nav. Thank you.
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Postby piqaboo » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:05 am

Multi story buildings appear to have a long heritage there.
beautiful.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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