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September 7, 2009

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road


Blast hole for dynamite charge.




The Tale of Two Peaks. Part 2

There's nothing as precious as a hole in ground. And the abandoned, big toilet bowl like quarries at Bettahalli, that were once the highest points in Benglur is no exception (read part 1 of the story about the twin peaks of Bettahalli here). For decades, these rocks were blasted, cut and shipped all over the city.



Artha or Money in Kannada.



There was a time when granite was very cheap in and around Benglur. Slabs were used as compound walls, fencing, culverts and you can still see some very old abandoned homes and waiting stations for bullock carts outside surrounding villages like Kodigehalli and Jalahalli that have slabs used as walls and roofs. But as Boomtown Benglur exploded in size, so did the price of this stone. It has money written all over it. And money can move mountains.



7 comments:

jyothy karat said...

Hmm... how the hell did u manage to get permission to shoot?? Didnt they try to shoo you away? Or is it the trick of your innocent looking point and shoot?? :)

Paul Nixon said...

Interesting shots and a nicely written story - thanks.

Lakshmi said...

good story...no issues wrt permissions ?

SloganMurugan said...

Jyothy, Lakshmi,

It's an abandoned site. No permissions are required to shit, wash clothes or click photographs for fun. It's outside the city. And the digital camera brigade hasn't discovered the place yet.

But if you are organising a professional shoot I guess that permissions are required. You should contact BBMP for that. It's outside the city but within the new redrawn city limits.

Paul: Thank you.

Marijke said...

Money can move mountains ..Money opens and closes doors.
as alsways awesome pics and perfect Info
I learned again something today abt ur country
Greets from Belgium
MJ

Abhijit Dharmadhikari said...

Picture of the truck is excellent

Shireena said...

yes, money can do lots of things.

Interesting history. Great shots as usual, Slogan Murgan.

Like Bangalore Autodrivers I can only take you to places I like to go.

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