Illusions, illusions, illusions. As I was staring vacantly at this last evening, I help recognizing that the finale close at hand. The curtain’s about to come down soon without a doubt and encore calls are unlikely to be responded to. While things last though, let’s follow our adventure trail, which began yesterday atop the Chennai Lighthouse. Shankari hates looking down at the world, so I was left alone to board the elevator and then walk up the final few steps to the top. And what a regal view I was treated to! The breakers lashing on the shore as I looked eastwards and in the west the avenue stretching endlessly, lit up by the soft afternoon sun. The beach, however, was far too congested for my taste and google maps told me that Chennai’s Beach Paradise waited elsewhere. In Thiruvanmiyur. And we lost no time heading in that direction. Ah! Lovely, lovely, lovely. A bright blue sky, broken occasionally by blushing January clouds, conjuring up images of Bengal’s autumn. Typical Durga Puja eve. We looked back at each other under the setting sun. The sun will rise again tomorrow. But our denouement, once enacted, will land us we know not where. In search of that nowhere land, we took a stroll over the sea beach wondering about our next possible destination. This is where we found it. The Gopuram of Kapeeleshwar Temple. We took a tour of the courtyard viewing the devotees prostrating themselves before the ultimate divinity. Soon we shall be there. Deep under this pool perhaps.