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... that the clouds parted for us to see this exquisite beam of light shooting down through the centre of this impressive space. Thanks sun, you made our day very special indeed!
Trying not to trip over our own feet as we looked all around we moved up again, walking silently on the walking platforms which ran around the interior of the dome, looking around at how the view changed, taking it all in, the circular marble map penetrated by this forceful beam of light, the ...
... bits about the size of a fingernail, then soaked in water to a pulp. Other things they use are wool rags, sacking, rice husks and rice straw. And there, I thought paper was only made from wood! Naturally, there was a shop, and Janey bought lots of paper, I bought just one small sheet as a memento. Will it get home uncreased I wonder? We walked back along the promenade beside the sea, and took loads of ...
We spent last weekend in the charismatic coastal town of Pondicherry, on the Bay of Bengal. We took a few extra days to visit the area, as we were relatively close by after having just attended the annual Fulbright conference in Chennai (or Madras as the city was known during British Colonial times).
Pondicherry is one of the more popular tourist destinations in south India because of the many ...
... also quite conservative here in India. women wear long pants, mostly three quarter tops and a scarf too. These are usually in the form of saris or the Sawar kameez, in all shades of beautiful colours and sparkles. In pondy it wasn't too bad as there were a lot of tourists about, particularly in the French quarters, but even so, most people were dressed conservatively. In many temples and places of worship, it is also a condition of entry that one is covered, sometimes even the head ...
... in the Central Madras Archives he said that all the old papers of the VOC have now been scanned and that they are well preserved. He also mentions that the old Dutch tax office building that was threatened to be demolished earlier this year will be spared. So that is good news for the Indian - Dutch heritage. Unfortunately we missed this building in our tour.
Xavier wrote a book "Pulicat and Sadras" that is available ...