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Old 4th December 2009, 11:40   #91
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lalu, you have even me holding on please post tme soon
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Your new Cam and skills have already taken shape. Great pics you have there...Ooty is so beautiful !!!

By the by have you done post photograph processing ?
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lalu, you have even me holding on please post tme soon
Majic, need some time to select the photos and think of some captions. Will do more by evening.

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Your new Cam and skills have already taken shape. Great pics you have there...Ooty is so beautiful !!!

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Thanks s3va. Ooty indeed is beautiful.
Yes, some lighting issues and cropping.
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Great pictures - especially of St Stephen's - beautiful stained glass!
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Great pictures - especially of St Stephen's - beautiful stained glass!
Thanks Shankar.
Inside of the church was so calm and beautiful.

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Day 1, November 27th 2009 Continued


.......... If the other road was not blocked Conoor could have been reached faster.


By 11:00 We reached Sims Park. .
For people visiting sims park, there is a small govt run agency close to the telephones exchange very close to the sims park junction that sells some excellent jam and squashes made of plums , passion fruit etc. You might want to try them, havent seen these even in shopping malls at bangalore.

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ya rotorhead, Even i have heard about it. They say it tastes wonderful. Hope someone goes there and get us one
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Doddabetta



We moved on towards Kotagiri road and reached Doddabetta by 12:30PM.


The telescope house which we made famous
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Views of the valleys around


Ooty side
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Mukruti side
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Coimbatore side
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Power Puff girls at Doddabetta overlooking Ooty valley.
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Way down
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Doddabetta.
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Some info about tea and health!
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Doddabetta - Ooty


We finished with Doddabetta and came back to Ooty. We stopped by to enjoy some icecreams and tea.

We saw some tea estates and looked around.

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Superbbbbbbb Still glued into this thread. Lalu can you make it to the meet on sunday 6th at 11am.Check this link http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...bbon-park.html (Bangalore meet @11am on 6th Dec, 2009 in Cubbon Park.)
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

The Tea Mueseum.



Exactly on the first hairpin bend on the Kotagiri Road there is a Tea mueseum. Since it was on our way and we did not have any particular place to go on the agenda, we drove in at 13:30PM. It was a pleasant experience for the kids to learn how tea was made.


Tea Museum is on hairpin 1 of 7 on the Kotagiri road
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The way to Tea Museum
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The Tea Museum - The board says this is the highest Tea Factory in South India
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The Tea Making Process
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The Withering Trough, hot air is blown from the bottom.
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Lady pushing the leaves to the Rotorvane through a pipe
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Note the pipe behind the board through which the leaf falls to the Rotorvane
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The Rotorvane and the First CTC machine
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The Second CTC Machine
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Info on CTC Machines
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Second and Third CTC machines at right angles since the factory line up turns
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The Fourth CTC Machine
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The Fifth CTC Machine
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Info on the Googy
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The CTC machine delivers to the Googy
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Output from the Googy falls on to the Fermenting Floor
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Power Puff girls near the Googy
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Info on the Fermenting Floor
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Fermenting Floor with output from the Googy kept for Fermenting
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The output from the Googy - a close look
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The later stages. The process was not available in the museum.

Info on Fluid Bed Dryer
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Info on the Fibromat
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Info on the Shifters
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The Final Produce of the factory.
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Chocolate Factory.


After finishing with the Tea Factory, we visited the Chocolate Factory in the same premises. Unfortunately the chocolate making process was not there, but we could buy chocolates from there. Rates varied from Rs70/- per 100 grams to Rs100/- per 100 grams. We purchased some five varieties and that sufficed for lunch

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From the factory we could catch some good views of the valley.

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Superbbbbbbb Still glued into this thread. Lalu can you make it to the meet on sunday 6th at 11am.Check this link http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...bbon-park.html (Bangalore meet @11am on 6th Dec, 2009 in Cubbon Park.)
Thanks Shishir for the invite. I'll definitely try to make it.
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HI Laluks

Did your girls freaked out at the chocolate factory ?
how come you bought so less chocolate,

i would certainly take my girls (wife and daughter) to this factory for sure.

your snaps are indeed turning out to be great

i think, i should buy a D90 now
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

St. Thomas Church



After both the factories we got back to Ooty, and on the way we saw CSI St. Thomas church. It was 14:30PM by then. We visited the church and spent some time there.


Junior Power Puff girl at the entrance to the Church
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St. Thomas Church
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Can you see the moon? It was noon ?!
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The Altar
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Stained Glass windows.
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