19 Jul Thrivikramji’s Random Shots of Geology in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Posted at 05:26h
A casurina established in a gully, Teri Land, Muttom, Kanyakumari Dist., Tamil Nadu.
Exposure of Tertiary Sedimentray layers, Western wall,
NH-47 bypass before Kovalm Jn.
Note the highly ferruginous grit, Finger on Cross bedded set.
Closerup view of exposure
Rocky coast south of Kovalam Light House (at the north). Fractured and sheared foliation folded Charnockite gneiss
Closer view of folded sheets of “mixed layers” , near Vizhinjam Harbour. Westerly view.
“Old” Kuzhithura Bridge, NH47. The rubble armour around the masonry columns placed to secure safety of the bridge and road users, View upstream.
The mansions in greater Trivandrum use red bricks made in such brick yards. Left bank of Kuzhithura Ar., west of Attoor, Kanyakumari Dist, Tamil Nadu.
A closer view of the red brick making unit.
The raw mud for bricking comes from the feep holes dug in the flood plain of Kuzhithura Ar. Check Google maps to view the devastation to the river shores.
Brick making is huge industry help a large chunk of population with money for food and clothes. But the damages to river shores go beyond imagination of even the best minds.
Paralle gullys in Teris of Muttom, Kanyakumari Dist. Tamil Nadu.
Another shot of a gully at Muttom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Parallel gullys, Teri land, Muttom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Polygonal desication cracks, Plan view, Muttom Teri, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Note the enchanting reddish hue, Muttom Teri, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Note the ghost dune landform in the scene, Muttom Teri, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
Coastal Road to Midalam, Coastal Muttom, Northerly view, Muttom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
A shot of “rotten” basement rocks and overlying Teris,
Muttom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Closer view of the “rotten” basement,
Muttom, Kanyakumari, Tamil NAdu
Periyar lake, Thekkady, Kerala
Photo circa 1981
Dried up swale in Malabar coastal land
Picture circa, 1978
Malampuzha Reservoir, Palakkad, Circa 1982
Fairly wide backsahore, Malabar Coast, Kerala, Circa 1978
Bauxite (white) rich laterite (?)
Northern Kerala, circa 1978
A lateritised colonial coral, Edava, Kerala, Circa 1978
A candy cliff overlying a laterite ledge, Edava coast, Circa 1983
Early morning at Ambalapuzha beach. Note the land greed driven planting of coconut saplings in the newly accumulated beach.Circa 1984
A quiet beach at mid day, some where along Kerala coast.
Groynes of Vettor, Varkala, India, circa 1981
Keralas Yosemiti valley, Kumali-Angamali Rd, circa 1981
Paleo lagoon, Malabar coast, circa 1981
An early misty morning at the Boat Jetty in Thekkady, Circa 1981
Boat Jetty, Thekkady- a misty morning, Circa 1981
Wind driven sand make fantastic art work like ripples on dry sand. Wind blew to the right, Circa 1980
The Kumbum Plains from Kumali- Kumbam road, Easterly view, Circa 1981
The shola forest of Silent Valley, India
Neyyar up stream of Keezharoor, India
Wide beahc, some where in Malabar Coast, Circa 1978
Northerly view (toward Vizhinjam) from Chowara, Kerala India
Western Ghats, from Kumali-Angamali rd, Circa 1981
Alappuzha water way, Venice of Kerala, Circa 1981
Karichal Cliff, South Vizhinjam, circa 1981