18 march 2011

fortune teller, eliot’s beach


today, a group of us from the consulate toured the u.s.s. decatur, a destroyer-class ship that had stopped in chennai on its way back to the u.s.  the crew were all very nice, and it was fascinating to see how much equipment they can pack into such narrow spaces. we met a groups of officers and sailors for dinner that night, including the commanding officer who is a woman of indian descent. her background her a minor celebrity in chennai, and i can only imagine it also must have blown the minds of the indian navy officers who met her.  after dinner, i broke off from the crowd and wandered down to the beach to try some night photography.