Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Quiet street
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:35:57 -0400


I  was scheduled to give a couple of lectures in Madras and I escaped for a
side tour to Kanchipuram for a couple of days. I took a number of
architecture shots and a few of pilgrimage processions but they hardly meet
LUG standards. If I post a couple on the LUG, you have to promise to be
gentle. Most were taken with a Rollei 35 with its fixed 40mm lens and guess
focus. It's an admirable camera as a backup, a role which it served for
almost a year after my top ranked SLR (whose name began with "N") crapped
out in monsoon heat and humidity. One time, as I was aiming my camera, a
monk came up to me and asked what film and exposure I was using. Obviously a
closet photographer. It turned out that he had studied philosophy at Yale on
a scholarship and had returned to India to practice his true calling. Then
he escorted me on a guided tour to see the pornographic sculptures hidden in
the back of the temple. It was the high point of my visit.

Larry Z

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Thanks - it is very close to home - just 1.5 hours away. It is the city of

temples - did you get pilgrim/architecture shots?



On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Lawrence Zeitlin <lrzeitlin at


The picture was taken in Kanchipuram.

Larry Z

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