The first Bangalore Photo Walk (ok the first that I’m doing, I don’t know if any others exist) will be from one of Bangalore’s most popular flyovers to one of Bangalore’s least popular flyovers. As mentioned earlier, it is going to happen on Sunday, the 27th of April 2008. Since this is the first walk that is going to happen, I’m not sure about the speed in which we will walk. Hence, I’ve chosen (what I think is) a short route.
We meet in front of Apsara Theater in K R Market at 8 am sharp. We start at the walls of the Bangalore Fort which is nearby, and then move on to photographing the hospitals – Victoria and Vani Vilas. Then, we continue to move south on K R Road. We go past the Kote Venkataramanaswamy Temple, followed by two places which have been key in the promotion of Classical Music in Bangalore – the Fort High School grounds (ok – there isn’t much photogenic stuff here) and the Gayana Samaja. During the course of the walk, we also pass by a few old colleges (Bangalore Medical College, Vani Vilas College, etc.) which some people might find photo-worthy.
After we are past the Bangalore Institute of Technology, we take a little detour just to visit V V Puram. We look at (and photograph) the Subramanya Swamy temple and the Sajjan Rao circle and then turn back towards K R Road through the Jain College road.
The walk will officially end under the flyover at the National College circle. Tentatively, i expect us to end at around 10 am, but since this is the first walk, the variance of time taken is high. In case we reach too early, and people still have energy, we can continue the walk down K R Road (there are a number of old houses on this stretch which might be good for photography) and maybe end at the Nettakallappa circle.
The initial plan was that at the end of the walk, those of us who were still interested could walk to the Vidyarthi Bhavan (which is situated close to where the walk ends) and have a round of Masala Dosas. Unfortunately, the restaurant has currently shut down for renovation. Hence, this won’t be part of the plan. If someone has any other good suggestion for breakfast, let me know.
That said, it’ll be around 10 am by the time we finish. And it’s going to be a long and tiring walk. Hence, I request you to have had one round of breakfast before we embark. Also, you might want to bring some water bottles with you. And a camera of course – though you are welcome even if you just want to walk along and aren’t interested in taking photos.
The response to my first post on this seemed decent, and there were a few comments on Aadisht’s post about this also. If you are still interested and haven’t let either of us know, just drop in a comment. Even if you decide at the last minute that you want to join, you are welcome.
I have made a rough map of the route that we are going to take.