About me

Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

[Skywatch Friday] The Sailor rests

Everytime i visit the Elliots beach, Besant Nagar, am drawn to the Karl Schmidt Memorial that stands alone near the ocean... The memorial seems to tell a different story at different times of the day... Curiosity got the better of me and i started digging, asking people on what this memorial was.... 

Discovered that the Schmidt Memorial at Elliots Beach is a memorial for Karl Schmidt, a Dutch Sailor who lost his life while rescuing a drowning swimmer.... 

Beautiful and majestic
Alone and forlorn
The memorial stands strong....
A shelter for many
A hideout for some
Perfect spot to watch the sunrise
Get a glimpse of the sunset
From across miles, 
The memorial catches my eye...

For more beautiful skies, visit Skywatch Friday

Have a lovely weekend all!! :-)


  1. I have been there so many times but now only I know what that lone building means :-)

    Thanks Aarti for the info

  2. there is a epitaph on the monument itself giving the details ! but its quite frequently overrun by enthusiastic graffiti artists professing their love to their beloveds. Few years back was surprised to see it whitewashed - but then guess they never stop inscribing !! with the corn vendors around there is no shortage of charcoal as well !!

  3. They are so beautiful, I bet it's got its history. Great SWF post. Have a wonderful weekend to you.

  4. Its been ages since I have been there, so dont even remember it! But I am sure whenever I go there again, I shall certainly remember it!

  5. Beautiful photograph! You have a lovely blog here....I'll be back soon!

  6. Lakshmi- yep, the other day had met Shar for lunch and we just sat on the beach wall yapping for hrs.. lite drizzle.. :)

  7. Prakash- your welcome!! i am the curious kind, so if there are other places you wanna know about, send me a pic or location... :D

  8. Vijay- that is so true.. people cant leave monuments as they are, grafiti, paan and wot not.. :(

  9. Anu- i like this beach and this monument a lot, though dont get to visit often!! :))

    come here, i shall take you!!

  10. Ash- welcome and thank you so much :)

  11. hats off to whoever took the initiative of setting up the memorial. We usually forget contributions very easily


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