Thursday, May 14, 2015

Photo Essay: A Visit To Chennai, India

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These intricately carved and colored motifs on the body of the Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, India each tell a different story.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
Words and symbols of love are etched on to the outside wall of the Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, where couples pray for success in their relationships.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
The centuries-old Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai basks in the late morning sun as pilgrims wander about.
Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
A rickshaw cycle travels past a busy market and an advertisement for modern mobile services, creating a conglomeration of both old and new.
Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
The glistening San Thome Basilica in Chennai is a Roman Catholic basilica where St. Thomas the Apostle is purported to be buried.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
The band at Chennai's Kapaleeswarar Temple prepares to play. Seen are the Thavil (drum) players and the Nadaswaram (wind instrument) players.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
A jackfruit tree in Chennai forms a canopy of vegetation far above the bustling traffic and people below.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
A bare merry-go-round provides the only scenery on Chennai's Marina Beach during the mid-afternoon, when the sun is scorching and the heat is scalding.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
Friendly coconut vendors provide a welcome refreshment to Chennai-ites during all seasons for a reasonable price.

Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
A three-wheeler, the most common type of cargo transport in Chennai, travels through the nooks and crannies that comprise India's streets.
Rahul Krishnaswamy / youthjournalism.org
Traffic slowly meanders its way through Mount Road, one of the busiest roads in Chennai, as political party flags line the railing as far as the eye can see.
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