Personality de Pondicherry
Pondicherry is an erstwhile French colony tucked in the South Eastern coast of India. It’s French side of town where we recently spent two days has retained its French identity, with cafes, restaurants, hotels, buildings and even the streets standing testimony to its French connection. And yet, the boulevard has also stuck to its very Indian personage…
Here is the Personality de Pondicherry on LensSence…
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso – Matrimandir, Auroville
Temple on the way to Auroville
East Coast road that leads to Chennai and Auroville
“In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.” Bernard Arnault – Heritage furniture for sale
Fresh cut fruits on the Promenade
“I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.” ― André Gide
Renovated buildings retain the glory of the past
Old building; ramshackle but alive!
Old hotel stares vacantly at the sea, awaiting new guests….
“There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands.” ― O. Henry.
Artscape on the Promenade
“This is my carefree, this is my freedom–this is MY HAPPY.” ― Coco J. Ginger
Dandy Sugar Candy
Nearly empty streets, quietude on a busy weekend
Map of Auroville
“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
Grabbing a bite by the sea, alone, yet not…
The sea …
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln
Cobbled streets and old buildings
When tourists visit…