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.






3 comments:

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.