Saturday, June 16, 2007

view from a room

view from the room

The view from the apartment I stayed in in Tiruchirapalli. Well, OK, it's really the former temple town of Srirangam which has since been absorbed into Trichy. As far as signage in Tamil Nadu goes, this one is rather professional looking.

Just above the roof of the buildings you can see a red brick wall that encircles the old town itself. The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple itself is not visible but easily accessible by foot a few blocks away. The street is clean since the ragpickers and garbage collectors have been through earlier. (It’s good to live on the same street as the deputy commissioner of police.) What you can’t see or smell is the fish market next to the school. Whoa! The two trees on the left are coconut trees. There are some cow patties drying on the roof near the bottom of the picture.

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Blogger alienvoord said...

I think the red letters spell "kAr Tiraivi~N skUl", that is, "car driving school."

June 18, 2007 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger zmjezhd said...

Great Caesar's ghost, I believe you're right. I had read the first word as "car". but hadn't gotten around to transliterating or interpreting the rest. Thanks.

June 18, 2007 at 9:30 AM  

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