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Nov 27 2016 (11:12)  A journey back to old Madras (
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Vintage pictures of Chennai displayed at The Madras Flashback Event
Black and white images of Valluvar Kottam, Mount Road, Madras High Court, Royapuram Railway Station, Egmore Railway Station and Chepauk Palace flashed on the wall screen of the Taj Coromandel building on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The passers-by also got a bird’s eye view of old Madras. It was a different Chennai filled with empty roads.
The Madras Flashback Event, organised by The Hindu in association with Taj Coromandel, celebrated World Heritage Week by displaying some of the vintage pictures of
The Central station surrounded by a sea of autos made everyone nostalgic. “It was so empty at that time! Now with the Metro Rail work, it is a horror to travel by that area,” says Darshini Sundar, a young textile designer. The event also showcased pictures of The Secretariat, The Reserve Bank, Senate House, Victoria Public Hall and PWD Building. The screening was accompanied by music that created a mood of nostalgia.
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