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Old 3rd December 2009, 13:55   #76
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Lalu, 3 more days. SO it is party time for all those who are glued to this thread then. Wonderful mate. Just go on pasting them and we will just relish it
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@laluks - beautiful. It just amazing to see so much clarity in your pictures. I just love it. Only one question....Which lens you are using to take these shots
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Lalu, 3 more days. SO it is party time for all those who are glued to this thread then. Wonderful mate. Just go on pasting them and we will just relish it
, more coming up soon.


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@laluks - beautiful. It just amazing to see so much clarity in your pictures. I just love it. Only one question....Which lens you are using to take these shots
Thanks Vinay.
I used the kit lens, 18-105
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Laluks.. Brilliant photographs. DSLRs sure make pictures more beautiful. Ooty never ceases to impress me even though I keep visiting Ooty at regular intervals. Keep the photos coming..
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Day 2, November 28th 2009

I woke up after a long sleep around 09:00AM. It has been a while since I had such a 12 hour sleep. I saw that I was alone in the room.


I lazily got out of the room, and this is what I saw from the balcony.
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I could find my wife in the corridor.
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Kids were missing, and then I find this
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On asking her what she was upto, she replies she was bored to the core so she is trying to see the world upside down for a new perspective. Oh my God, these kids!!!
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Kids unanimously told me let's get out and see around. There's nothing to do in the resort, they had already done it all. After all it was 10:00AM and it was only me who got up so late and was left wondering what next. The kids already had explored the resort for three hours by then.

My wife decided to take a break from me and the kids and agreed with the kids that they must see around. So it was me and my little power puff girls raiding Ooty today, while my wife relaxed with some ayurveda and some reading.



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Laluks.. Brilliant photographs. DSLRs sure make pictures more beautiful. Ooty never ceases to impress me even though I keep visiting Ooty at regular intervals. Keep the photos coming..
Thanks dreamdiesel.
More photos on its way
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued.

St. Stephens Church


Me and my power puff girls got out of the resort finally. Agenda take as it comes, go by the sign boards!!


The sun was shining bright unlike the previous foggy day
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We reached St. Stephens Church which was below the resort by 11.00AM. This is the oldest Church in Nilgiris, built in 1892. John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty is cremated in the cemetry of this church. Huge wooden beams in the church are from the palace of Tipu sultan in Srirangapatna. Marble plaques on the wall and glass paintings are impressive.


Impressive Glass Paintings
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The Foundation Stone of the Church
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Service Timings
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Red Riding Hood at St. Stephens Church. See the clock it's 11.00AM
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CSI Holy Trinity church was at the same circle.
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Take me to these places
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The first sign board!!
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After our discussions we decided to stick strictly within 5KM radius of the resort. Reason being, Mummy will also get bored and call us up to join our fun. But that was not to happen, she was enjoying her day alone at the resort

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ah, Lalu. So, this is for the month of November.

Great pics. Congrats on the new Kit.

And whats awaiting for the month of December?
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Botanical Garden - Charring Cross


Botanical garden was nearby, we just drove there to reconfirm the roads. We did not go inside as we had already seen the place in April-May 2006. (I'll put up those photographs after completing this log.)


Entrance of the Botanical Garden.
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Then we went to the Sacred heart Cathedral nearby.


Sacred Hearts Cathedral
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Then we decided to go to the busy Charring Cross junction. We were at Charring cross by 11:30AM.


Busy Charring Cross
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Red Riding Hood parked at Charring Cross
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Charring Cross and the famous fountain.
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The fountain was earlier in front of St. Stephens church, if I were to believe some old artists pictures. They have moved it now to Charring Cross.


Power Puff girls near the fountain
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Close up
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The fountain
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The fountain was in memory of the Governor of Madras.
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Power puff girls inside Charring Cross Market buying apples.
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Breeks Memorial School Compound right at Charring Cross
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Breeks Memorial School
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Nilgiris - Striving to be plastic free. Let's do our bit
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Auto rikshaw rates from Charring cross - for those who are not on a driving holiday.
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All these places we went till now today were within 2KM of the resort, and was walkable, but we swifted!!


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ah, Lalu. So, this is for the month of November.

Great pics. Congrats on the new Kit.

And whats awaiting for the month of December?
Yep this was for the second half of November.

The other one was at Ayemenum, Kumarakom, Calicut, Wyanad, lower Coorg - mostly a driving by the week before.

Thanks Mahesh.

Month of December - I thought you already had made plans. You are asking me now??
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Lalu, i am getting addicted to this thread, spirited narration and wonderful pictures. Please keep them coming. You could have gone to the Wax museum and also to the Childrens Park!
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lalu, how can you do this man......wonderful....i keep on saying this on every post, so imagine how good this thread is and how cool the pic are
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Lalu, i am getting addicted to this thread, spirited narration and wonderful pictures. Please keep them coming. You could have gone to the Wax museum and also to the Childrens Park!
Thanks Majic.
Wax meuseum? Hold on..

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lalu, how can you do this man......wonderful....i keep on saying this on every post, so imagine how good this thread is and how cool the pic are
Thanks shishir. I will not disappoint you, the best ones are yet to come. This is a warmup
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what???????best one are yet to come....Man you are killing us now. So you mean these pic are not the best ones. Really man you are something else then. So bring them on dude
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what???????best one are yet to come....Man you are killing us now. So you mean these pic are not the best ones. Really man you are something else then. So bring them on dude
shishir, hold on..
I promise I will not disappoint you
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