01:11 • the temple's blessing elephant

01:50 • an "old France" impression

02:26 • Our Lady of the Angels

03:25 • a mosque

 

A former French colonial counter in India, Pondicherry (Puducherry since 2006) keeps hints of old France.

 

While India was known as the British Indian Empire from 1858 to 1947, other Western powers settled in the subcontinent during the Mongol era.

If the Portuguese founded Goa, the Dutch settled in Kochi, while Pondicherry was to be founded by the French and Tranquebar by the Danes.

Buildings attest to these presences. Goa, Tranquebar and Kochi are each the subject of a film in this series and here are some images of Pondicherry (Puducherry after the new name of Indian cities).

An elephant who blesses you for 10 rupees

 

 

about the place, Pondicherry:

Pondicherry (or Puducherry) is the capital of the Indian Union territory of Pondicherry. It is not really an Indian state, but a territorial community with a certain degree of autonomy. The territory has a little over 600,000 inhabitants and it is landlocked in Tamil Nadu from which it adopts the language and customs.

 

Music

 - Suresh Prajapati (Inde)  - Indian Classical Instrumental - Flute Tabla Raga 1, Suresh Prajapati

 - Miles Davis - Ascenseur pour l'Échaffaud - Nuit sur les Champs Elysées

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Chettinad - Chettiar mansions

Tamil Nadu
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Chidambaram

Tamil Nadu
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Kanchipuram

Tamil Nadu
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Madurai

Tamil Nadu
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Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu
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Pondicherry

Tamil Nadu
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Thanjavur

Tamil Nadu
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Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

Tamil Nadu
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Thuckalay

Tamil Nadu
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Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry, India