Some places look marvellous when you view it at night. I tried to get some pictures, mainly monuments and churches and then tried to photograph it from the same place in the night. The latest is the Bharat Ratna J R D Tata bridge, a multi-layered flyover at Nashik Phata, Pune.
The same bridge has a wonderful lighting scheme during the night.
The St Patrick’s Cathedral in Pune (opposite the Race Course) is about 164 years old and was built in the Gothic style.
At night you can’t miss it when you drive down the Empress Garden road.
The Red church is another landmark in Pune. Though commonly known as the “Red Church” it is actually a Synagogue. This picture was clicked many years ago.
Of late photography is not allowed in the premises (due to security reasons) so instead of a night shot I clicked a silhouette of it from my vehicle when I stopped at the traffic light.
The St Mary’s church (built in 1820) is one of the oldest churches in Pune.
Being a garrison church, it contains many memorials of the British soldiers who served in various wars and battles. The church is well lit and looks colourful in the night.
As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, the Fitzgerald bridge (commonly known as the Yerwada bridge or bund garden bridge) was wide and strong and it had a bund close to it.
It is interesting to know that this bund was financed by Sir Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy and was named as Jamsetji Bund. It was created in 1853 to provide water for the poorer citizens of the city.
The Taj hotel in Mumbai was easy for me to click as I stayed at a friend’s place which was close to the Taj.
The same looked different with the Arabian sea as the back drop during the day time. This was clicked much before the 26/11 terrorist attack in 2008.
Interestingly three of the five examples given above have something to do with the Tatas.
And talking of the Tatas, I saw this Nano (a Tata product) parked on MG road in Pune.