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So I did a podcast interview with Thomas L. Fraser about Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore, the challenges of being a Museum Director and what to look out for if you’re thinking of giving to a Museum. This arose from an … Continue reading
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The Connemara Hotel was the grande dame of the Madras hospitality scene. Its earliest incarnation was a private residence bought in 1815 by one of the foremost merchants of the city at the time, Mr John Binny. The road on which … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Chennai, Connemara Hotel, Grand Hotels, Heritage, History, India, Madras, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, The Grand Tour, Travel, Vivanta by Taj Connemara
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In 52 A.D., so it is said, St Thomas – one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ – landed at the Malabar Coast (the South-west Coast) of India, and travelled across the sub-continent to the ancient (and magnificent) port … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Chennai, Heritage, History, Madras, Mylapore, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Santhome, St Thomas, St Thomas Christians, St Thomas Mount, The Grand Tour, Travel
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This second part of our leisurely wander through Old Madras (today’s Chennai), takes us down three major thoroughfares in the city – Poonamallee High Road, Mount Road (and the suburb of Egmore), and South Beach Road along the Marina. These … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Chennai, Cities, Colonial History, Egmore, Heritage, History, India, Madras, Marina, Mount Road, Poonamallee High Road, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Port Cities, The Grand Tour, Travel
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Our first walking tour of Old Madras takes in the two oldest sections of the city, both of which date from the initial founding of the city, some 370 years ago. They constitute Madras’ Old Town and make for a charming, though … Continue reading
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Madras (today’s Chennai), is India’s fourth city, after New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta. It has a fascinating history and a rich wealth of architectural heritage, but is often looked over for its more glamorous sister-cities. What is perhaps surprising for … Continue reading
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When I first got the job, someone – a good friend of mine who just so happens to be the other Director of a National Museum (there aren’t that many – you know who you are) warned me that I … Continue reading