Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nostalgia: Two Yercaud photos

Yercaud is a lovely hill station (elevation about 5000 feet) in South India. It is famous for its two lakes, waterfalls, scenery and schools.
This was the Waterfalls Estate bungalow, Yercaud.
It was home to my wife Annie till our marriage in 1961.
My father-in-law, PC Abraham Pallivathukkal had bought the coffee plantation from an Englishman, HF Carey.
Annie and her siblings stayed there and had their schooling at Montfort and Sacred Heart’s (SHY). Two of our children too studied at SHY before I shifted them to Bangalore.
Seen in this old photo are our daughter Rosemary and her two children.
The building now houses a convent.

A view of the more than a century old Sacred Heart’s (SHY).
Photos by KO Isaac. Copyright reserved. Click on the photos to enlarge.
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place. The picture at the bottom is mesmeric, calm, and serene. God bless the photographer.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you Annonymous. I am glad you liked the post.

Anonymous said...

I'm an "old girl", in the real sense of the word! Yercaud was our home many moons ago and I've never been back, not even to South India, because I live in Germany. My older sister, Belinda, also an "old girl" lives in England. One brother, an "old boy" from SHY as well as St. Joseph's, now lives in NZ. We were all boarders and my parents rented out a cottage near the Spittlers' big house, not far from SHY. We spent the summer hols in Bangy.

From the photo I cannot say that I recognise SHY again.

Gillian Ludwig

mile michael said...

These photos bring back a flood of memories of Good Old Montfort /Shy & Yercaud, I passed out in 1969 and even now when I see pictures such as these my heart yearns to be back in Yercaud.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Gillian Ludwig, sorry, somehow I missed responding to your comment earlier. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Abraham Tharakan said...

mile michael, thank you for the touching comment.

pat said...

lovely photos. made me feel so nostalgic. waiting to go back to SHY in Jan 2010.

pat said...

lovely photos. made me feel so nostalgic seeing the SHY pix.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you Pat. I am glad that you liked the photos.

All the best for the SHY meet in Jan.

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