The Nattukottai Chettiars from Chettinad in Tamil Nadu is a prosperous banking and business community, many of whom went to establish successful businesses in Sri Lanka and Burma in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Those who returned built elaborate palaces in their hometown, Chettinad.
The Chettinad Palace in Chennai is one of the few palaces built outside Chettinad. The palace, built from 1902 to 1912 is exquisite in its use of Italian marble, limestone and teak.
The palace is now the home of M A M Ramaswamy (the grandson of Chettinad's last Raja), a prominent industrialist who owns the largest stable of racehorses in India.
An overcast day. I must go back when Chennai's sun is at its usual fiery self!
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pcp (3394) 2008-07-29 10:50
Honestly.. I heard about this building but i never seen, thanks for showing us with beautiful note. well done.
I made a workshop for this image ..pls take a look.
phwall (6785) 2008-07-31 17:33
You are right, you should go back when the sun is out and low to the horizon. I think this palace could look stunning with the right light. The shot is just too flat with no highlights to see.
Must be money in racehorses.
* Hi Sridhar, did a workshop for you. Getting in first.
sridharun (0) 2008-10-21 7:36
Where is this is place in Chennai???
- Copyright: Sridhar Rao Chaganti (SridharRao75) (280)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-28
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: CANON EOS 30 D, TAMRON AF 17-50mm F/2.8 Aspherical
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-28 9:57