My friends and I have moved to Poitiers, France to pursue our Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. It’s been three days and we are in love with the place. Here are a few pictures.
Arrived in Paris and no trains to Poitiers in the evening. So we just went to bed at the TGV station in the airport.
On the way to Poitiers
The view from my window every morning
I’m leaving for my Masters in a month and figured I’d spend some time with my father before I leave. He’s off to work early and I’m home alone until dusk. I’ve been cooking, washing vessels, cleaning the house and trying to stay productive. All this work keeps me occupied and it feels like a lot of work sometimes. Until now I’ve never realised the importance of the fact that my mother had given up her career to take care of us and manage the house, and has been doing it for decades now. I sit on the window sill and contemplate a mother’s patience & perseverance, and the things she sacrifices, for her family’s well being.
Ruins of the church at Dhanushkodi. This was a happy town before the cyclone consumed the entire place in 1964. No ones lived here since then. Now it’s a tourist spot and there are small stalls selling refreshments. All that remains are the ruins of what existed when this was a happy place filled with life.