This is the iconic Clock Tower of Secunderabad. Constructed in 1890 during the British regime, it still stands today due to the efforts put in by the civic bodies to revive the structure and the area around it. Recently when Secunderabad celebrated its 200 year anniversary, the clock tower was chosen as the logo for the event.
This is my attempt to capture the tower with the evening sky in the background and the passing of the vehicular traffic.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connected.”
Because don’t they connect different places after all!
Trains are a popular mode of transport in India as they are a thousand times cheaper than flying and are more comfortable than buses. The all-nighter sleeper trains are the best way to travel (short distances, of course) as they make you feel like you have not wasted any time at all in the process. You board the train in the evening, do some reading, curl up in the bed. And rise and shine, lo you’re in your destination! 🙂
As I stay away from home, there are two railway stations that I pass by at least once a month when I go visit my parents.
Chennai Central – This one’s clearly got the Gothic influence and still stands striking on the landscape. Was one of the main entry points to South India during the British rule.
Secunderabad Junction – Looks like a fort, before they repainted the maroon to blues and yellows and made it tamer. Still an interesting piece of architecture reminiscent of the Nizam period.
Oh, and did I mention that Chennai and Secunderabad railway stations are rated highest in the country in terms of cleanliness!
Now as a bonus, you get the interior of the Chennai Egmore station – another souvenir of the British.
I’m writing this on Monday morning when I’m supposed to be getting ready for work. Oh well, office can wait.
I’ve gone to visit my parents this weekend, which is always nice. And if I’m not wrong, I’d have surely put on a couple of kilograms what with the “feast” my mom prepares whenever I go home. She still worries that I don’t get to eat good food in this godforsaken city! If only she knew, lol.
Also, in the evening I got to meet one of my closest friends from school! The only one I’m still in touch with that is. We had a great chat, sauntered around his house as the electricity was out for a while and finally ended with a good ol’ Domino’s Pizza!!
It had been a great day indeed!
I took the below photo upon my arrival at Secunderabad.