Monday, May 26, 2014

Day and night

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.



51 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

Cor! That's cool, mate. Ta.

Greetings from London.

Roan said...

Day and Night. The bridge is awesome at tnight!

Arlee Bird said...

I especially like the bridge. There are many places in the U.S. with cool lighting effects such as that. Lighting sure can enhance things at night.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Sonia said...

Images at night look more beautiful.:)
This bridge in Nasik Phata looks good at night.The light effect looks amazing now. I had to take this road underneath Nasik Phata everyday when this bridge was under constructions few months back and I remember how messy it had got during rains :(

Micupoftea said...

I love your idea...and that you not only wrote about it but showed us with day and night photos! It sure makes a difference :)

Karen Walker said...

You are an amazing photographer and it is lovely to see the views both from day and night. I especially love the blue bridge.

Kichu Khonn said...

The JRD Tata bridge looks so beautiful at night?! Must go that way one evening. Beautiful snaps all.

Linda said...

I agree that some places look great at night, and your photos have definitely given us some superb examples. Great day and night captures!

Lady Lilith said...

Very nice. The day night comparisons were well done.

Gail Dixon said...

Night or day your shots are amazing. The churches in the gothic style are so beautiful.

Cherie Reich said...

Love the day and night shots! It's amazing how different a place can look at the time of day.

Chaitrali said...

Its lovely Joe, i am glad you made it twice to any given place... :)

Srishty Naidu said...

Pretty amazing photography (Y)

Aditi cooks said...

Such a wonderful idea! I love St Patricks Church at night! It is magical :)) We should meet up sometime and I can bake you a cake :))

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These really look amazing. I love that red church!!

Hema Hirlekar said...

Absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

You excel in photography that what it's all about!! even when you Haddock take photographs at night. Normally in the US we calculate the HWY miles per gallon is that what is portrayed on the Nino. I should think that being a small car it should give at least 45 mpg, is that too farfetched. Ivan,Alsip,IL

Bob Bushell said...

Great blog you have there.

Karen Xavier said...

Oh... these look really good, the day and night shots. Love St. Patrick's church... over there the people smile at each other during the 'peace be with you' part of the mass... I loved that.

Medeia Sharif said...

Great pictures. I'd like to take more night shots, although my camera isn't sharp at that time.

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Enjoyed the Pune tour thanks to your blog post, delightful pics and the best one was the St. Patrick's church!

Larissa said...

Thanks for your comment! Lucky you that you were able to see both sunset and sunrise in the grand canyon. I only had a day there so I wasnt able to see too much. I need to go back with more time, one day :)

Julia said...

What a great idea. I've worked on books that show past and present pictures of the same place, but never night and day. Lovely.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures all!

Rama Ananth said...


Super blog with awesome pictures.

Dee said...

Dear Haddock, your curiosity and love of life just shine through your postings! Thanks so much for sharing with us the joy you take in wherever you are whenever you are. Peace.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great images, I love each one! Love your blog and soon as I have more time, I will come to check it all! Tks. for dropping by while I was away on vacation!
FABBY

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Modern looking city and bridges! A side of your country I don't usually see in blogs.

Tech Tiding said...

Good Photos mate! Sure you can go for professional Photography!
And All your photo has life in it..

Thanks for sharing us..

Nandana Nallapu said...

First time here and overwhelmed looking at the pictures. Great captures. Nashik Phata flyover is one of my favourites and I took many a photo session there for my friends. Glad to see all the pics :-)

bri - deliciouslyactive said...

Those are great photos! It's interesting to see the contrast between day and night, even though you're looking at the same subject.

Anne Mackle said...

That first bridge at night looks amazing. I love churches lit at night.

Misty said...

What a neat idea of taking pictures during day and night. Very interesting places. Thanks for sharing. Hadn't been on my blog for a bit and just noticed your comment...thanks. :)

Anita said...

Lovely pics & nice words! Love the link-up!
Nano car message is sweet though it has spelling errors :)

Anonymous said...

Joe the D/N photograph is out of this world
I have always passed this flyover often during day, after this photograph will make it a point to see the spectacular view at Night
Regards
ParthoRoy

Trupti Jamalpure-Sharma said...

Fabulous pics and such an informative post....I have very fond memories of Pune as I spent almost a decade there. The pics took me back and I feel nostalgic. Thanks!

Trupti Jamalpure-Sharma said...

Hi Sallie. You said right the modern side of India is never projected well. Apart from poverty and Indian food there is much more to India.

Rahul Sachdev said...

Nice idea here Joe. Loved the comparisons..

Afshan Shaik said...

Beautiful clicks. How neatly u demarcated the day light and night light images
Thanks for visiting my blog

Alka Gurha said...

The first two contrasts were breathtaking.

radha said...

What a lovely idea and such great pictures.

David C Brown said...

Interesting - maybe I'll get to Pune one day.

NatureFootstep said...

nice idéa to catch the bridge in both day and night. The night image is spectacular. :)

B said...

now that is beautiful and i loved it .. taking a pic on two different times and look at the difference .. but they both look good at both the times :)

lovely pics

Bikram

raju paul said...

Hi Chetta, wonderful pics. Wonder if the blue lights on the bridge are only temporary, or they will stay.

Sheetal@mefatfree said...

For some odd reason, I am getting all these post showing as if they were just posted on my Dashboard! I loved these fotos, brought back memories of my childhood back in Pune---Thanks for the jog down memory lane in my hometown!

Ankita said...

Lovely clicks! Night makes beauty of such buildings come alive!
I love Nano mainly because it is 100% Indian :)

Sharad Kulkarni said...

Joey..
I just re-visited all the places you mentioned again to expeeience your experiences. Day in and day out!. Beautiful observations Joe.

Indrani said...

Great theme. Love the pics.

Anonymous said...

FANTABH !!

Debosmita Roy said...

Nice post on various places to visit in Pune. one of the major attaction is Bund Garden. It is a favorite haunt for those looking for a quiet, scenic place close to Mother Nature.