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Old 23rd September 2011, 19:21   #16
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As for breaking the 'jinx', its yet another Friday morning and here I'm, awoke at 5.50 Am and wondering whether to..
I hope you are not wasting your time at work . Great pics and very well written.
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! Amazing pics !! Lovely & rated 5 stars ! Couple of pics are marvelous. Especially the one with a tree shadow & the one - "Focus war" ! Could you post the pic they were trying to shoot with so much pain ? And I have to say, this is a place which will serve all with fresh air & a lot of peace of mind.
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Truly magnificent!! Excellent pictures complement the quality narrative.

Just curious to know whether your boss was satisfied

If by chance he is not, show him the pics and tell him to take a day off for the same expedition
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Old 23rd September 2011, 20:00   #19
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Great place to be in Mysticeyes. Hope the "jinx" did really break this another friday and shared the weekend with the "mystic" people.
well, boss said he takes less tea these days so the 'jinx' remains intact.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! Amazing pics !! Lovely & rated 5 stars ! Couple of pics are marvelous. Especially the one with a tree shadow & the one - "Focus war" ! Could you post the pic they were trying to shoot with so much pain ? And I have to say, this is a place which will serve all with fresh air & a lot of peace of mind.
thank you buddy. here it is - the result of 'focus war'. all credits to my friend sanil who clicked this
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another mystic display by nature on a fallen tree
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true to the spirit of the region - the 'phantom tree'
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creeping greenery
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the subject for 'suspension test'. if it had a life, the car would have 'suspended' us
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some memories wither off.. some memories stick on and refuse to fly off, like this one from the trip.. it had everything - the winding paths, the uncertainty beyond, the towering nature and many more..
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Loved the pictures, very serne place. Love to vist that place one day.
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- he saw through many decades, accompanied by hardships and neglect, mind & body hardened by the struggles. now his eyes brood with contempt..even our lens didn't have the courage to look into his eyes directly.

This was just great. Even R K Narayan would have been proud off this line.
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Mystical Words, Mystical Photographs and a truly Mystical Place. Apt that we are seeing through MysticEyes. I frequented Trivandrum and rode through Padmanabhapuram - Nedumangad & also between Nedumangad - Shencottah many times in early 90s. Regret that I haven't explored these parts.

Flowing Prose and Glowing Photographs effortlessly lifted us to Bonacaud. I guess we will feel familiar with the tea shop & the remaining workers there. Well deserved Five Stars!

Now I'm searching other threads by MysicEyes!
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Great pictures. Would hit the location the next time, I am around in TVM. Rated 5 stars.
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Old 24th September 2011, 15:06   #24
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I frequented Trivandrum and rode through Padmanabhapuram - Nedumangad & also between Nedumangad - Shencottah many times in early 90s. Regret that I haven't explored these parts.

I guess we will feel familiar with the tea shop & the remaining workers there. Well deserved Five Stars! Now I'm searching other threads by MysicEyes!
Glad you liked the place being the lazy bone I'm, I never tend to write much

Nedumangad - Shencottah road or the Trivandrum - Shencottah (TS) road is one of my favorite roads and I travel frequently on the route. Drove through part of the route from Thenmala to Shencottah, back in July for covering the erstwhile Punalur-Shencottah meter-gauge route (covering remaining stations and places around the line)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...l-trail-4.html (Romancing the British Raj Legacies - Punalur - Shenkottai Meter Gauge Rail Trail)

here is the 'tea shop'
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the shop owner. it was he who ticked us off for this wonderful trip. one question, many answers..as we bid farewell to him, a question came up in our mind - how would be his life? answers lay all around him - on the broken walls, on the half-empty shelf and in his eyes..
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and this is why I love the TS road
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Old 24th September 2011, 21:19   #25
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Mysticeyes,

This is a fabulous write-up. Surprising that it is so close to the city and few know about it! Do they allow picnic in such areas?

Your photos are amazing.
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Great writeup backed up by fantastic photography, please post more pics. Rated 5 stars.
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Amazing thread , loved the serenity & the way you have written the whole trip. Somehow i feel one should oftenly take a break from the daily viscious circle of job/ profession & go for such places. I so much wish i could visit trivandrum, problem being that its way too far from my place & nobody would give me a weak off.
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Old 26th September 2011, 18:26   #28
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Your photos and narration are a treat. It is nice to see nature reclaiming the land which was used by man for some time. Let us call it the benefits of labour strife, which I presume is the root cause of the ruin of the estate and its return to nature.

Planning a trip there as soon as possible.
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Hi Mysticeyes,
Again ! An excellent write up and snaps. Love/d the pictures. Never knew of this place - so close to Trivandrum.
So what is the exact spelling of the place ? The post office board seems to have a very Anglicised name on it...Bonnacord or something ?
Next time in Trivandrum will try and do this place.
Thanks for sharing !
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Lovely TL ! Breath taking pictures. Thank you for bringing the existence of places like Bonacaud to our notice.
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