23 Aug Thrivikramji in SACON, Coimbatore, India
Posted at 14:37h
THE ENTRANCE TO SACON, IN ANAKATTY RD.
SALI ALI CENTER FOR ORNITHOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY:
SIGN AT THE GATE WAY TO SACON
I will identify the crowd in the next photo.
L 2 R: young researcher , Dr (Mrs) Vijayan, another research student, Director the Institute.
Sadly the young director died after couple of months of my visit in 2008
One of the buildings in the complex, SACON
Library check out desk at the rear.
A reading corner in t he library, SACON
A view of the cool looking library, SACON
Some of the monographs of SACON
Rustic looking building is one of the labs in the complex.
My guide at the entrance to a lab.
Another wet chemical lab, SACON
A lab in SACON, Coimbatore
A new facility under construction, SACON
A new building coming up in SACON
Another view of city sprawl
View of the greater Coimbatore from Maruthamalai.
Brick kiln at the mid foreground
See the western ghats in the background and the huge alluvial fans originating from the toe of the hills.
Closeup of a smokestack in a redbrick kiln.
The smoke stacks are part of the redbrick making units in the valley which uses the thick colluviam and soil as raw material.
The smoke stacks sticking out in the valley floor are of kilns for making redbrick
The smoke stacks of the redbrick kilns in the valley which uses the thick colluviam and soil as raw material.
Yet another kiln and smoke stack.
High standing ridge and the nearly gently sloping valley floor.
Another shot of the same scene.
Closer up view of the foot hills and alluviam in t he foreground.
Car I used for the trip.
Same car again for some reason.
Single carriage ways are a menace in the states of India
But these are heavily trafficked by cars and trucks.
This valley is nearly arid. Vegetation is mostly tall grass and shrubs.