5 October 2008

Before and After

Here are some great archival photographs of Arunachala before the current reforestation.

The below photograph of Big Street, Tiruvannamalai which eerily reminds me of a Western movie - it looks so different -- maybe its the sandy street. Sort of expect horses to come galloping along! Nonetheless a brilliant snap.

The next is taken at Ramana Ashram from where the Hill looks sadly denuded -- not a tree in sight.

Below a more recent photograph of the same area with a nice collection of trees and greenery.

The next two photographs are taken of the pathway on the way to Skandashram. If you would like to see a collection of recent photographs of the scenery on the way uphill to Skandashram and of that Ashram, check out this link.


Divya said...

Great improvement, how wonderful it is to see all the lush green on the hill!

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Divya you should see it now after so much rain - really g-r-e-e-n and lush. Lovely. When you were at Arunachala what did the Hill look like?

Divya said...

I was there in the summer of 1985 and I recall it looking more like the old photos: more stone and less green.