Friday, May 09, 2014

Stone Paintings @ ECR Toll Gate

ECR, defining east coast road is a great blessing for Chennaities and a scenic gateway to the weekend getaway. It’s quite pleasure taking this coastal road all the way to Pondicherry and beyond, but the most amused ride quality was quite restrain till Pondicherry and under toll gate control, the road was maintained well and pretty neatly drawn lines and road studs enhances the ride quality and night driving was fun (once) expose to stunning reflectors. The emerging buildings and villas may change the scenery from time to time, but it seems to adapting everything and breathes fresh forever.

Rock painting on Butterflies
Rock painting on butterflies (click photos to enlarge)
The ECR toll gate is one stop; from where we get tickets to use the road has beautiful setting of garden alongside the booths and flowering plants and date palms adorn the toll gate beside picturesque painting stones. Erected vertically, these painting stones catch anyone's attentions while waiting to pass and during such times I used to try capturing images on them and here are few photos on the paintings shot at different moments.

Roadside painting on Birds and Animals 
The above one has paintings on animals and birds; and the below was on jungle and the detail was really impressed me when zoom enough on the painting. I find two lily ponds, snake emerging from its burrow and the lesser golden back peck along an own peek from the tree. What more interesting on this painting was, a saint smashing herbal medicine sitting under the tree?  

Jungle painting

Yellow flowers
Yellow flowers bloomed at toll gate

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautifully painted murals!

Indrani said...

Incredible art work. Thank you for showing.

Haddock said...

Had been to Chennai but never saw this.
Nice paintings.

Pooja Mittal said...

I never knew about the ECR, the paints are gorgeous.. I am going to knife it down in my travel book to plan a future holiday :)
Happy weekend
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Renu said...

secon d and third one are sooooo beautiful..totally captivating.

ashok said...

beautiful !

Destination Infinity said...

I like that forest painting - very imaginative and beautifully done! :)

Destination Infinity

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

I too pass ECR 100 times. But it never occurred to me to capture this .As usual photos are mesmerizing.A poet, PAINTER, photographer what else? kalakkunga jeevan.

George said...

I've never seen anything quite like this, but the stone paintings are beautiful. They're a delightful way to beautify a toll plaza.

Sandhya said...

I have never noticed this painting before, though I go through this road often!

Love the forest painting...so many minute details are shown. Love the monkey with her baby, the expression in its face is interesting!

Thank you, now I will make it a point to check!

L. D. said...

You have a great set of photos. I chose to follow you as I have no blogger friends in India. I do have India friends in Iowa but not on the blog.

Karyn Bryson said...

I am happy you are getting out for these trips that you can share with us. I am going off camping tomorrow but it is the same old stuff at the same place. You always seem to find lots of "eye candy".

Karyn Bryson said...

My computer told me to go to YouTube to see this so will try that.

Twilight Man said...

The paintings are pretty and liven up the outdoors!