Saturday, November 10, 2012

ECR, and the other day

The other day I had a brief drive on ECR (east coast road) across Kovalam along with my cousins for nothing but just time pass and lunch and I had some photo opportunity on roadside. That day I didn’t take my camera with me so took few shots with the 3.MP galaxy player.
Rock butterflies
The Toll Plaza in ECR was the first of its kind for us to experience a paid road when it was introduced in 2002; and the road extends till few km before to Pondicherry. The toll plaza remains one of the pretty hold by itself on this fun filled scenic beach road and is decorated by few artistic stones painted on birds, butterflies and animals dividing the lanes with green mounds and decorative plants.
ECR
The ECR is a drive pleasure road for anyone taking it around to reach the many entertainment spots alongside and beyond the sculptural hub Mamallapuram and reaching French colony Pondicherry; it really needs more post to look into detail. The road is a well laid and moreover maintained properly with no bumps or jumps and taking the lane thought night was once interesting watching the roadside barriers and road stud flashed to reflectors on them.

Touching the ECR with few meters from home, the road remains as one of the most frequently used and taking away the prior when a thought of getaway exists and also the way out of city easily. The road remains free of traffic once out of city limit and it also has its share of disadvantage being exposed to accident-prone and rash driving to endanger.

Too shy Turned away
On way to Kovalam beach – the other day, we come across a bunch of pups on the roadside and only the one above came alone from the group waking along the road but it was too shy to give us pose and turning back as we moved further. Kovalam beach is one of a beautiful seafront shaped in curve and called as Fishermen Cove, the southern edge has a temple and during Sunday this place is packed with people visiting the temple and shore from far and near. 
Kovalam Beach
Covalong Beach

15 comments:

Krishna said...

beautiful street captures...

happy Diwali...

thanks for sharing...

Devilish Angel said...

Long drive in ECR is always enjoyable...

TexWisGirl said...

that shore is beautiful. hope the pups stay safe.

i really like the butterflies painted on the toll booth! rather charming accent.

ashok said...

loved the snaps Jeeva,,,

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Jeevan you are such an amazing photographer. loved all of them.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Jeevan!

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your drive. You got good photos with your Galaxy. The beach looks very beautiful.

Meoww said...

Sometimes the simple things are the most memorable! your ride along the ECR is so nice.

ladyfi said...

Looks like fun! What a lovely shot of the beach and pup.

eden said...

Such lovely captures. The place is beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Great set of images.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Jeevan, Your Galaxy takes good pictures... Looks like you had a great time along the East Coast Road....
Betsy

Magia da Inês said...

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Lindas imagens.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Rakesh Vanamali said...

For me this is so nostalgic!

The best time of my life was spent on ECR...... one year of magical bliss that will remain everlasting!

Destination Infinity said...

ECR road is quite dangerous because it doesn't have the lane separator/divider. Vehicles will speed on this road unmindful of any consequences. I used to go to this road in my bike and I need to be very careful!

Destination Infinity