Monthly Archives: August 2014

Indian Railways Goods Train Hauled by Single WDG4 EMD Engine

A Very Short Goods Train Passes Through Rural Tamil Nadu

Golden Rock (Trichy) shed’s EMD WDG4 #12871 hauls a relatively short rake of BCNA wagons across a typical setting of the rustic beauty of the rural Tamil Nadu countryside, just before it was about to pass under a road overbridge on the National Highway NH7 at Jambuthuraikottai, J Mettur, Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu, near Kodaikanal Road Railway Station. The rail line is the Madurai ...

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From the Highranges of Kerala: Calm Hills, Angry Clouds, Happy Flora

Angry dark clouds swirl downwards from the skies as the ancient hills rest calmly and knowingly, having seen it all. The flora happily look forward towards the mist gripping them in its cold embrace, joining them together as one in the landscape that is so alive in its silence, where the hills and valleys hold keys to secrets and mysteries ...

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A Hill, A Toll Plaza and a Glorious Tamil Nadu Highway

The twin roofs of the TNDK Toll Plaza in Karur district, Tamil Nadu, perfectly frames the Vadamalai hill seen in the distance against a blue sky, making it look like the hill is perched atop of the plaza, the lines of the roof perfectly flowing into the contours of the hill. The location is given in the map below, between ...

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Roses of the “Mysore Flower Palace” at the Bangalore Flower Show

Close up photo showing all the thousands of roses that make up one wall of the “Mysore Palace” replica, or rather, model of it, the biggest attraction of the 200th Bangalore flower show at Lalbagh Gardens, August 2014. All hues of red make up the “pillar” and “beam” of the wall and all kinds of white roses make up the windows, ...

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Red, Yellow and Gold flowers make up a flower carpet at the Bangalore Flower show 2014

A Red, Yellow and Gold Flower Carpet!

Another scene from the 2014 Bangalore Flower Show at the Lalbagh Gardens, where some kind of red flowering plant, rich globes of yellow Marigold and some golden flowers whose name I can’t quite recall are arranged to form a flower carpet. After seeing the closeup photo, I would like to imagine that these flowers are plants the size of our ...

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Beautiful picture of a KSRTC bus slowly emerging from the mist on the Elappara - Vagamon road in the high ranges, Idukki district, Kerala

And from the Mist Covering the Hilly Road, a KSRTC Bus Emerges…

A KSRTC Ordinary bus emerges from the chilly mist covering the hilly Elappara – Vagamon road in the high ranges of the Idukki district in Kerala. The bus was on its way from Kumaly to Moolamattom via Elappara and Thodupuzha. The entire place was completely covered in mist making visibility as low as a couple of meters! The very narrow, ...

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