Theosophical Society

I’m sure everyone that resides in the ECR-Adyar area or beyond has been to the Theosophical Society, also known as the Huddleston Gardens is a unique place to visit.

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It’s one of those places where you tell yourself you’ll definitely go one weekend, but it keeps slipping away.

Here’s something most of you might not have known, I didn’t, “professional” cameras aren’t allowed inside the grounds. I’m not sure why this is, but they’ve got a strict rule against it. Camera phones are allowed, so I was in luck!

The Huddleston Gardens has a lot of history making it a must see place for history buffs, but the appeal is the layout and scenery of the gardens.

It’s best to go in the evenings when the TS is open from 2 PM – 4 PM.

The Theosophical Society is a great place to just wander aimlessly.

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Cruising through Mylapore, Chennai

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Credits to Shyam Vasudevan

I recently visited Mylapore with a  few friends in an effort to mark one of the many photo walks we wish to embark on. For any photo walk, it’s best to go very early in the morning or late in the evening, especially in Chennai or the heat will get you! The ideal time for a photo walk would be during 6 AM -10 AM or 4 PM – 7PM.

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The Mylapore tank pictured above, taken on a road that joins N Mada St and S Mada St

You can start at Mylapore Tank bustop and head right down RK Mutt Road towards N Mada Street. Usually you’ll find many small shops along that street selling little trinkets but before they open you can see a line of colored doors which happens to be a perfect place to take pictures.

Understanding Mylapore isn’t too difficult as long as you trace your steps. We went in a circle, and made the tank and the temple our center point.

Continue on N Mada St and take the first left onto Chengalneer Pillaiyar Koil St, here again you’ll see many closed shops, but very colorful gates and a little graffiti here or there. This road is where I got the inspiration for my little lock series because of the colorfully varying gates and locks.

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The best thing about Mylapore is the olden, almost run down type of houses that take you back to the days past. These colored houses keep up with the essence of culture that fills the roads of Mylapore.

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