Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Hues of Pondicherry...

Happy New Year Everyone!
Our December vacations last year was spent mainly with family, doing absolutely NOTHING:-)
Okay, well almost...one day we decided to drive down to Pondicherry and enjoyed strolling through the various rues or streets.
Pondicherry being a former French colony in India still retains some of the influences. Here are some colourful captures...
Traditional door colored brightly...
The temple elephant...
Fabulous shade of orange...
Loved the huge doors...
...and the grills
The door-knobs...
The street signboards with french and tamil influences...

Hope you liked the various colours of Pondicherry, coming up next is a post on a lovely heritage villa where we stayed.

( images by Arch)

10 comments:

Smitha said...

Archana,

There's something about Pondicherry! Been there more than once and I still want to go back. It's a beautiful place and quite a market for antique furniture. Did you get to look around?

Smitha

notyet100 said...

wow feel like visiting this place,.

pratima said...

Hi Archana..

Glad you are back :) i have checked your blog practically everyday to see what new you have to showcase . I love your Blog .
Can't wait to see your post on Pondicherry .. Been there and its more beautiful everytime u visit there..
HApppy new Year to u and fellow followers :)

Pratima

d said...

there you go! don't die of jealousy indeed. how can i not when you get to go to pondichery? i have been of course, but i can go again :-)
also want to go to tranquebar this time - http://www.neemranahotels.com/bunglow/index.html.htm

Sum said...

Lovely clicks!

Shalini said...

Sounds like a fun time. The colors are so fabulous.

Iniyaal said...

Pondicherry is always unique... its colors, streets, tamil and french houses, beach and almost everything there has a distinct pondicherry flavour. Your photos are so beautifully captured that they speak volumes about pondicherry's distinct style.

Sudha said...

super cool place to go to..i just visited once and have been dying to go again...lovely post archana

Sound Horn Please said...

Lovely photographs! Makes me want to visit Pondi on my next trip home

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Hmmmm...Pondicherry never fails to fascinate me :) It reminded me of all my old beautiful memories...