Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some fascinating pictures, at Alliance Francaise

I visited the Alliance Francaise today to have a look at the exhibition of pictures titled ‘Images of Chennai’. Two young photographers, Karthick Ramalingam and Siva Chithirai, had taken the pictures displayed. These are pictures that you immediately relate to – temples, churches, market places, trains moving, sunrise… All of them relate to contemporary Chennai and immediately strike a chord.

There have been visitors to the exhibition at regular intervals, Rudran, the person at the office, tells me. There are booklets on the history of the city as well.

Some of the pictures displayed include the Egmore railway station, a racer,sellers at a bazaar, a portrait of a Therakoothu artiste, runners at the Chennai marathon, the interiors of an MRTS station, a view of the Central Jail, the gopuram of Kapaleeswarar Koil in Mylapore, the Luz Church, and an ancient temple in Madampakkam.

But the pictures I loved were images of mornings in Sembakkam and near the Beach Station.

Please visit and take a look. The exhibition is open till Thursday.

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