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Old 1st May 2008, 23:42   #46
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Even if they are a little dirty, another coat of colour wash will do the trick. I feel a lot of breeze coming down now after the removal of hoardings.
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@Thanks all, for your appreciation.Almost all the pics in this thread have been taken while driving. It is hard to get good shots, given the traffic.Is it just my perception, 'cause i feel Chennai has become a "green" city over the last decade or so?. I guess a whitewash will do the trick.

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Old 2nd May 2008, 09:07   #47
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@nick brilliant thread - quite a bit of effort.
@ SB- i think its a good idea- where we drive around the city - finding new places and discovering new routes!

Chennai sans hoardings is a lot larger, greener - and im sure - consuming a lot less electricty.
the reason that the hoardings were taken down was apparently on the grounds that they distract motorists and they are covering the greenery of the city. If anyone climbs on top of a tall building or even above the 6th floor (which there are very few) - you see a sea of green with a few islands of buildings.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 09:22   #48
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Is it just my perception, 'cause i feel Chennai has become a "green" city over the last decade or so?. I guess a whitewash will do the trick.
No, the city is very green. Just take a look through google earth & compare that with bangalore, you will know what i am talking about.
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@Thanks all, for your appreciation.Almost all the pics in this thread have been taken while driving. It is hard to get good shots, given the traffic.Is it just my perception, 'cause i feel Chennai has become a "green" city over the last decade or so?. I guess a whitewash will do the trick.
To clarify my earlier post. A whitewash for the ugly buildings exposed by the removal of the hoardings , will make the city look a lot nicer, is my opinion. Hope the Corporation acts with determination and forces owners to clean up their property.
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Old 5th May 2008, 16:37   #50
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A few more pics from my Chennai travelog.......the 1st pic is of Anna Salai in front of Spencer Plaza...2nd pic is the parking lot of Ascendas building(it hiuses a really cool food court, open to the public...)...3rd pic is taken opposite Madras University buildings, in front of the memorials to the Dravidian leaders...4th and 5th pic are taken in the IT corridor..
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Wow!! Chennai certainly looks good for someone like me who has never visited it. May be i should plan a trip there some time.

Good snaps nickatnite!! Please keep them coming!
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Updating this thread with photos taken while driving in and around Chennai. The last photo is of a portion of Marina beach.
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Nice to see buses having doors. What is MTC..like Pallavan?
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Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC).
Just a new name for what once upon a time used to be Pallavan Transport Corp (PTC).
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Wow, these pics are real great! They kinda kindle nostalgic memories in me: Chennai was the first metro I had visited as a kid, way back in 1968.
When I went there many times in the 80s and 90s, I felt it had lost its sheen when compared to Bangalore. These pics suggest otherwise.
Kudos to those responsible for this sea change!
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It has been a while and time to update my Chennai travelog. More photos from my driving around Chennai scrapbook.I am not labeling the pics on purpose as i want to give other Chennai members an opportunity to interact on this thread and fill in the info for non-Chennai members, and those who have visited or left town to other lands and are curious as to how the city looks now. Most of the pics are taken on weekends as these are the only days i can manage driving and clicking at the same time. Even then, at considerable risk i might add!. Anyways, welcome again to my picture post and i hope you like the pics.
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The second set of pics from my latest entries in my "Driving through Chennai" scrapbook.
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Images of the newly constructed portion of the Kathipara Junction overpass.
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Its been quite a long time since i visited chennai and surely your thread has ignited the urge to visit some old friends there. Keep it coming and definitely nice pics there buddy.
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Signs India has got to be the best number plate maker in India. No fancy fonts, no symbols, just a super visible number plate. Most dealers get their plates from here - check out most of the Tatas, the Hondas, Hyundais, the Mitsubishi & the Skoda.

The Amby plate looks like Nachiappa as do some others. I think only ABT Maruti goes to Signs India for their plates.

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