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Karl Schmidt's Memorial

The Karl Schmidt Memorial is an architectural landmark commemorating a European sailor who drowned in 1930 trying to save the lives of others. It is located at Elliot's Beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Unlike the other statues and monuments of Indian leaders which are cleaned up and renovated at least once a year impending a visit from a top politician on their birth or death aniversary, Schmidt's doesn't get any of it. Why would someone who doesnt have any political mileage get anything in this country?

 

Ah, anyway - the memorial makes a easy spot for randezvous around the beach. You couldn't always say come near the hawker selling sundals, can you?

 

Shot on a cold and windy December morning.

 

Exif Information: + 10s . f/13.0 . ISO 100 . 14 mm. Canon 10-22.

 

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Taken on December 2, 2010