Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Lone Sailor and the Lighthouse

The Lone Sailor- Silent Sentinel of Sea in Eternal Vigil
Ross Island, one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is just fifteen minutes boat ride from Port Blair and a sure shot half-day trip destination for tourists visiting Andaman. This is the very island which took the massive blow of tsunami on Dec 2004 and saved the city of Port Blair from all damage! In its golden days, when it used to be the erstwhile capital of the Andaman Islands it was designed with all modern amenities, beautiful architectural elements and even electricity supply, which made it appear like a colossal ship at night from its neighboring islands. In those days Ross was ornamented enough to be called the "Paris of East". Presently you'll find nothing but ruins of those historical structures apart from its unremarkable flora and fauna. But, if you take the trouble of walking up to the extreme other end of the island (opposite to the jetty), crossing the ruins of church, you'll witness its serene and exquisite most landscape comprising the pristine Ferrar Beach, a lighthouse (perhaps long abandoned), The Lone Sailor- Silent Sentinel of Sea in Eternal Vigil (a statue) and the long red bridge connecting them.
The Lone Sailor- Silent Sentinel of Sea in Eternal Vigil
The Lone Sailor- Silent Sentinel of Sea in Eternal Vigil was established on 11th Aug 2010, in tribute to those who perished to provide peace and security for our nation, in honor of those who served to forge the heritage of the service, in gratitude to those now serving and lastly, in salute to those who will follow the honorable tradition of joining the noble profession of arms in defense of our country. I thought to feature this statue of The Lone Sailor in the 100th post of ClickingPhotos and dedicate this photo post to the abiding memory of valiant sons of our motherland who laid down their lives in defense of the country and have no other graves than the sea. On the way back a board caught my sight and melted my heart, that read, "When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today". Jai Hind, I guess I could be obedient this time. Anyway, it has been a rough year for me and I hope 2015 turns out slightly better. As I'll be traveling for coming few days chances are less that there'll be another post after this in 2014. Wish you and your family a happy and prosperous new year! Folks, see you next year...
The Lone Sailor- Silent Sentinel of Sea in Eternal Vigil

10 comments:

  1. What a way to end new year and also the 100th post.
    Congrats on completing 100 posts.
    I loved the first pic the most.
    Happy New Year and come back to the blog with new and beautiful clicks.
    ;)

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    1. Thanks a lot Manogna... yes, I'm back... bit late, but certainly better than never, as they say :-P

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  2. Beautiful indeed................

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post and a nice way to end the year. :-) Wish you a very happy new year...may all your dreams be fulfilled in the coming days...

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    1. Thankoos Maniparna... not really chasing dreams but expecting them to chase me :-P

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  4. The pics have a nice vintage feel to them. Quite an interesting read!

    Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2015!

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