Little India was all decked out in anticipation of next month's Deepavali festival, which is huge for Indians- most of our Indian friends are flying home for the celebration, and plane tickets to India for next month have increased to the preposterous rates usually reserved for flying to the U.S. for Christmas. Little India looked like it was ready to start the celebration now.
|Deepavali street decorations|
We passed by a temple that we'd seen a couple of times before- the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (say that five times fast). No matter how many times I see it, I always want to pause to photograph it. At my request, Bryan snapped a few shots from across the street.
|Beautiful temple with a not-so-attractive backdrop|
|Futuristic architecture with old townhouses in the foreground|
|See the plants growing out of the building wall?|
|The little girl in me has always wanted a purple house|
|Love this funky staircase|
On the purple line train, we noticed a little window that was originally built for the driver to look out. I don't know if the trains are automated now, or if a separate compartment for the driver was built, but the place where the control panel used to be was boarded over, so we stood in the little window. Bryan took pictures as we sped through dark underground tunnels. It was a perspective we don't usually see, and it made me feel like we were rocketing through outer space!
|Zooming through the MRT tunnel|