Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

“Your heart is as stone” is the worst insult someone can throw at you. Hearts break easily. But stones break too. Stones are as vulnerable to the ravages of emotions, time and forces of nature as is the heart.

For this week’s challenge I am presenting a photograph of a broken piece of masonry from an old fort on the coast between Chennai and Pondichery in India. It is called the Alamparai fort. Apart from having been destroyed by the British when they captured the fort from the hands of the French in the late 18th century, the fort was also more recently damaged by the 2004 Tsunami.

A section of the Alamparai Fort now broken and lying on the beach
A section of the Alamparai Fort now broken and lying on the beach

In reply to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. rubyr8 says:

    That’s really huge, I wonder where it would have fit. Great pick for the theme.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I think it must have been a section of the outer walls!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks!

  2. Lav says:

    Broken, never beaten.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Indeed!

  3. Nirmala says:

    Seems sad to see it so broken

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      It is the natural state of things I guess!

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