A Walk in the Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

If you ask me about one thing that is ubiquitous in Chennai apart from the delicious idli and dosai, I would say it’s the flowers. It can never happen that you keep your eyes open and cannot see flowers – in baskets, in temples and on hairs.

This time I decided to have a stroll at the place from which they all come from – the Flower Market in George Town.

Officially christened as Badrian Street, it will be difficult to find the place unless you ask for Pookadai (literally – flower shop).

If you want to treat your eyes with vibrant colours and nose with some stimulating smell, try going there an early morning.

Following is my endeavor to capture the flavor of the place.

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Though the British have left decades ago, their marks still remain strong.

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

 

The narrow lane was teeming with activities.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

These beautiful floral arrangement adorns the bride’s hair.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Some are quite complex in design and take hours to make.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

A garland, might be for some god or a bride or just for a polititian.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

While waiting for customers, this lady was busy reading some ‘breaking news’ a newspaper.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Some others gave me a lovely glance.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

For some it was serious business time.

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Some inquisitive faces –
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Jasmine – the most sold flower. Its almost mandatory to have a bunch on the hair.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Some prefer to use more vibrant ones though.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

The wait for another customer continues.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

An autowala spends his waiting time reading.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

It was time for me to leave.
Flower Market, George Town, Chennai

Thanksgiving
Thanks to my friend Senthil for accompanying me to the market. Its always fun shooting out with friends sharing the same passion.
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This photo-blog is compiled by Saurabh Chatterjee. He is a professional photographer and a photography trainer. He strives to ‘make every camera-owner a great photographer’ through his photo tours and Photography workshops.

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