Siddaiah Road, Bangalore
Horn Experts: Siddaiah Road, Bangalore.
Old parts, new parts, spare parts and scrap, that is what you will find on Siddaiah Road in Bangalore; a one-stop place if you own a lorry, truck or tractor and need anything from leaf springs, radiators, horns to gears and transmissions. I had gone by this road some time earlier in the morning and had found all the shops closed and hence this shoot was scheduled in the evening. It rained a bit before we started but thankfully the sun came out after that. We started the walk from the Double Road side and turned back from Lalbagh road walking on the other side of the road; we did try to get some coffee/tea at MTR but it was too busy and we had them at one of the smaller shops on Siddaiah Road itself. The people themselves were friendly and inquisitive with the usual questions on why we were taking photos; only a few of them were busy while most seemed to be waiting for customers, chit-chatting with their friends or catching up on the news. The shoot ended with some discussion on film and cameras(since this was a film only shoot :).
This is also my first self developed roll of film. The film is Arista Premium 400 and was developed in Rodinal for 1hr with 30s initial agitation and 30s agitation after half an hour.
Mayo Hall is one of the older standing buildings in Bangalore named after the fourth Viceroy of India, Lord Mayo. It now houses a few offices of the BBMP but has served many purposes along the way, from housing courts to Rent Control offices. We had been there one early morning before any of the daily activities had started and found it quite calm in spite of being at a busy intersection.