Thursday, February 01, 2007

Gotheborg in Chennai

The Swedish vessel, Gotheborg, moored off the Marina in Chennai.
A lovely sight awaited beach goers on Wednesday morning. This tall ship, a replica of an 18-century vessel, was anchored a few hundred metres from the shore. The view seemed to show an idea of what Madras Beach must have looked like a few hundred years back.
Took this pic at about 6.30 in the morning.
As I kept clicking away, the words from the song in Puratchi thalaivar's movie, Ayirathil Oruvan, `Adho andha paravai pola vazhavaendum...' came to mind.
Check out this interesting site for details about the ship and the voyage - http://www.soic.se/engelska/inenglish.4.1e228bcf782be0db97fff408.html



9 comments:

Rajesh said...

Gothenberg is majestic.

ramki said...

Great pictures. What lighting and what colours. You could think of making a calendar out of this.

R. Balaji said...

Rajesh - It is, and beautiful. It must be fantastic when it is in full sail.
Ramki, thank you.

ashok said...

just beautiful r.b

R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Ashok.

s anvar said...

great picture and good compositions

R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Anvar.

Ravages said...

Fantastic photo, Balaji. Especially the first one

R. Balaji said...

Hi Ravages, Thank You.
And sorry for the delay in posting your comment and the response. I have been away for the last one week.