An evening at the Pondicherry beach

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The walk down to the beach at Pondicherry, down the Rue de la Marine is quite a nice one, filled with quaint houses and a hint of a slower pace of life.

Street to the beach

A glance at the houses that dot your path....

The bicycles you see parked or the ones put to use on the cobbled streets are somehow are very refreshing to see, as against the smoke-spitting automobiles in congested streets that we are used to. Continue your walk down the street, and then you catch your first glimpse of the blue waters and feel the salty breeze across your face.

The first view...

I went in, a week after the Thane cyclone and all the trees and foliage were bent in direction of the violent winds. That in itself was a sight to see – trees, and bushes and almost anything that had no strength against the cyclonic winds.

The Thane angle...

And then you see all the typical sights at the beach…

The famous Gandhi statue...
The Lighthouse...
Vendors taking some time off before their long evening ahead...
And in action...
This little boy should be eating cotton candy. Not selling them...
The 24 x 7 cafe from where I saw all these sights...
Waves crashing on the rocks. The memory I finally took back home with me 🙂

2 thoughts on “An evening at the Pondicherry beach

    Sukanya Ramanujan said:
    February 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I loved this. I’m glad you got the signboards- fascinating mix of Tamil and French. I like the photo with the bicycle in front of the house- looks like it came out from a travel magazine!

    Mathangi Jeypal responded:
    February 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Hey – I gotta thank you for giving me the idea about the signboards 🙂
    In fact I’ve got a post just for the sign boards. Do look up ” Frenching it up” !

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