Partha Sarathy ,
Ajeeth Kumar .
During this task , I had visited the heritage site twice. Once with an individual friend and the other time in a group. First I took my friend Preseetha to the site. I didn’t even have to convince her. All I had to do was to explain about Chepauk Palace and its ruined present condition. She was already eager and enthusiastic to visit because she absolutely adores old buildings with a history significance.
The second time was totally unplanned as a group visit. Karthika and I had planned to go for a normal outing. When we were casually talking, I had mentioned Chepauk Palace and explained about it a bit. Then I recommended to her to visit the palace. She was interested. We then roped her department friends by convincing them that the journey by MRTS would be fun and the palace just was nearby. As a result, Shanmuga Priya , Partha Sarathy , Ajeeth Kumar agreed to tag along. We all really had an awesome day. Everyone loved Chepauk Palace and its old world charm.
On this visit, I was surprised to find the palace was under renovation. I was really happy that it was under renovation because the last time I was really disappointed that no one was paying attention to the ruins. However because of the renovation, the authorities weren’t allowing us inside the palace. So we all had roamed around the palace for sometime.
Everyone was impressed with the architectural characteristics of the building. They all were taking snaps of almost everything. They even wanted to come back after few months when the renovation was done.
These visits were memorable. I enjoyed sharing these moments with my friends. After-all Life is nothing without memories. As the quote goes : ” LIFE CAN PASS BY, IF YOU DON’T STOP TO SAVOR SMALL MOMENTS”.