Elle est retrouvée.Quoi?—L’Eternité.C’est la mer alléeAvec le soleil.
Ame sentinelle,Murmurons l’aveuDe la nuit si nulleEt du jour en feu
It has been rediscovered. What? Eternity. It is the sea fled with the sun.
Sentinel soul, We whisper confession Of the empty night And the fiery day.
Eternity is Pondy.
Meandering on the streets of “the Rivera of the East” was so much in need for my mind and heart which was whirling around the hustles and bustles of the busy city – Chennai.
The blend of Tamil – French was so eminent there. We could see the White Town of the french colonies as well as the Black Town of Indians.
Ours was a short and sweet two day weekend trip! Lets feel the savoir-faire of this Endroit magnifique through my travelogue!!!
We halted at Meenakshi Inn, where we spent foggy early mornings and cool breezy nights.
Since my soul stirring moments are when in the warmth of mother nature, we first went to Botanical Garden after having delicious idlies from a nearby restaurant. Jardin Botanique (Botanical Garden) amazed me with beautiful Lotus flowers, different species of trees, enchanting aquariums.
Next we strolled towards the French colony where we could see beautiful roads with tall yellow buildings, and the roads cuddled on both sides by aromatic trees. People used more bicycles than any other form of transport, which I feel is more eco friendly.
When we were roaming in and around the white town, we suddenly reached the Rock beach.
The ever hugging and charming waves of the sea made us feel so secured and happy as on the lap of the mother. The ferocious tides and the submissive ebbs were so enchanting and treat for our eyes. We settled on the rocks for sometime enjoying the nature of the beach and we again walked along Rue Roman Rolland street towards our favourite “le chateau” for lunch.
The moments in le chateau were cherishable and very close to heart. We had a lot of fun there. We came fumingly famished and the ambience and the aroma of the food made us feel that we have come to the right place. We had a delicious walnut salad dressed with cabbage leaves and mash potato, virgin mojito, cold coffee filled with caramel. It was a wonderful treat for us. We bade farewell to the place and went back to the inn in the evening.
Eventually, it became our memorable trip of our lifetime!