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Updated: Nov 20, 2012 4:34am PST

Surface Construction : The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project is located on the Satluj (or Sutlej) River (see "F" on the map) in <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Northern India</a></small>. Started in 1993, it was supposed to be completed in 1998. When I started working on this project in February 1999 for Continental Foundation Joint Venture (CFJV), work was nowhere near complete, and the most recent official projection was 2001 (see the sign in the first photo), but I don't think anyone bought it when I was there. When I left in February 2001, work was still going on, and in the end did not finish until sometime in 2004 when the final turbine units were brought online. Some of the delays were man made, but the most serious were caused by mother nature - rock falls and slides, floods, you name it. When I was on vacation in August 2000, a major flood event destroyed 85% of the construction infrastructure, and seriously damaged significant portions of the permanent works. When I left in 2001 - they were still digging out. The photos in this gallery are a selection of the construction photographs that I took documenting various portions of the progress (or lack thereof). The majority are fairly low quality by today's digital standards - 1 megapixel and 2 megapixel images from an Olympus C2000 digital camera, and scanned negative film images taken on a Minolta 7000 with a cheap wide angle zoom lens. It has been a long time since I worked on this project, and as a result I may have some of the technical details incorrect.

Surface Construction

smcclearn

The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project is located on the Satluj (or S ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2012 3:52am PST

General Scenery : From February 1999 to February 2001, I worked for the Foundation Company of Canada (now AECON) on the Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project in the Kinnaur District of the Province of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas of Northern India. See this  <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&ll=31.622982,78.443756&spn=0.398758,0.866547&t=h&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&ll=31.622982,78.443756&spn=0.398758,0.866547&t=h" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">map</a></small>. During that time, I lived in Ponda Camp near Point "D" on the map. These are some of the more scenic photos that I took during my time there, most taken solely for the enjoyment of my main hobby - photography. The majority are fairly low quality by today's digital standards - 1 megapixel and 2 megapixel images from an Olympus C2000 digital camera, and scanned negative film images taken on a Minolta 7000 with a cheap wide angle zoom lens. It has been about 10 years since I took these photos, and as a result I may have some of the details incorrect. The route between Shimla and the project location follows National Highway (NH) 22, which has been featured recently in the Himalayan episodes of Ice Road Truckers.

General Scenery

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From February 1999 to February 2001, I worked for the Foundation Compa ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2012 3:50am PST

Underground Works : Photos taken in the underground tunnels, chambers, and works of the Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project. The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project is located on the Satluj (or Sutlej) River (see "F" on the map) in <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Northern India</a></small>. Started in 1993, it was supposed to be completed in 1998. When I started working on this project in February 1999 for Continental Foundation Joint Venture (CFJV), work was nowhere near complete, and the most recent official projection was 2001 (see the sign in the first photo), but I don't think anyone bought it when I was there. When I left in February 2001, work was still going on, and in the end did not finish until sometime in 2004 when the final turbine units were brought online. Some of the delays were man made, but the most serious were caused by mother nature - rock falls and slides, floods, you name it. When I was on vacation in August 2000, a major flood event destroyed 85% of the construction infrastructure, and seriously damaged significant portions of the permanent works. When I left in 2001 - they were still digging out. The photos in this gallery are a selection of the construction photographs that I took documenting various portions of the progress (or lack thereof). The majority are fairly low quality by today's digital standards - 1 megapixel and 2 megapixel images from an Olympus C2000 digital camera, and scanned negative film images taken on a Minolta 7000 with a cheap wide angle zoom lens. It has been a long time since I worked on this project, and as a result I may have some of the technical details incorrect.

Underground Works

smcclearn

Photos taken in the underground tunnels, chambers, and works of the Na ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2012 3:48am PST

Rajasthan :

Rajasthan

radiantscape

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 4:21pm PST

INDE "JAIPUR" La ville rose : Contrairement à la plupart des peuplements humains du sous-continent indien, où le moindre village a souvent plus de 2 000 ans, elle est de fondation récente : c’est l'œuvre du mahârâja Jai Singh II, un râjput de la famille des Kachhwâhâ.
Le mahârâja fait appel au brahmane Bengalî Vidyadhar Bhattacharya pour concevoir la cité qui est fondée en 1727 et dont les travaux principaux — palais principaux, avenues et square central — dureront quatre ans. Située au pied des monts Ârâvalli, elle suit un plan en damier trois par trois et est entourée d’une muraille de 6 m de hauteur et de 4 m de large. L’entrée de la ville se fait par l’intermédiaire de huit portes. À l’origine, la ville n’était pas du rose uniforme qu’on lui connaît actuellement, mais offrait une large palette, principalement du gris avec des rehauts de blanc. Cependant, en prévision de la visite du prince Albert, en 1876, elle fut peinte en rose dans sa totalité, le rose étant une couleur traditionnelle de bienvenue. Elle conserve cet usage depuis lors.
L’observatoire astronomique de Jaïpur a fait référence dans le monde entier depuis sa mise en service (1726) jusqu’aux débuts des temps modernes.

INDE "JAIPUR" La ville rose

maurelchristian

Contrairement à la plupart des peuplements humains du sous-continent ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2012 12:17am PST

Personal :

Personal

Gorky

Updated: Aug 29, 2012 11:01pm PST

Leh : Images from in and around Leh.

Leh

arindam

Images from in and around Leh.

Updated: Jun 05, 2012 5:56pm PST

Leh to Lamayuru (via Alchi and Likir) : Images in this gallery were shot on the drive from Leh to Lamayuru (which is about a 100 odd kms. before Kargil on the Leh-Srinagar highway), via Alchi and Likir. Passed through some quaint villages, Spituk, Nimmu, Saspol and Khalsi. The village of Nimmu, at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, had been severely hit by the flash floods in 2010.

Leh to Lamayuru (via Alchi and Likir)

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Images in this gallery were shot on the drive from Leh to Lamayuru (wh ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2012 3:31pm PST