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My resolution in 2017 was to commit acts of rebellion, great and small, as frequently as I can. I have to say that’s almost all I’ve been doing this year, professionally, at least. I’ve succeeded in taking the museum in … Continue reading
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The name “Pettah” is derived from the Sinhalese “pita-kotuwa”, which means “outside the fort”. This exactly describes what Pettah was and is today. In the Dutch era, this area was known as the “oudestad”, or Old Town. Where the Fort … Continue reading
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To the south of Pondicherry sits a somewhat laidback and half-forgotten port city, which for more than 200 years, was the capital of a modest Danish colonial empire in India. This is the city of Tranquebar, or Trankebar in Dansk. … Continue reading
Tagged Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, Coromandel Coast, Fort Dansborg, Landporten, Porayar, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi, The Grand Tour, Trankebar, Tranquebar, Tranquebar Mission
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La grande dame de l’ancienne scène d’hospitalité à Pondichéry, c’était le Grand Hôtel d’Europe, établi par Monsieur E. Magry (qui était un de la communauté créole de la ville) en 1891. Malheureusement l’hôtel a été fermé en 1996 et puis, … Continue reading
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The Tamil Quarter (or erstwhile “Black Town”) of Pondicherry sits to the West of the French Quarter. It was separated from the latter by a Grand Canal that bisected downtown Pondicherry, and still runs through the city today. In size, … Continue reading
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We begin our tour of Pondicherry in the Ville Blanche, or White Town. This is the town the French built, and it as Gallic and Mediterranean as it can be, thousands of miles away from Marseille. Most of the buildings … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, French Colonial Architecture, French Quarter, Heritage, History, India, Pondicherry, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Puducherry, The Grand Tour, Travel
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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