Photographing the Volvo Race village.Night Digital Photography of the race village,stage for cultural events,photos of volvo XC series SUVs.........

Some more photos from the Volvo ocean race village at Cochin..Presenting you with some Night photography of the race village and the volvo xc60 series suvs used in the village for officials..You may also watch the huge stage built up for the cultural events at Nights. All photos taken with Panasonic Lumix digital Camera in night mode and auto modes of photography..


night photograph of the streets in volvos race village at welligton island cochin india"The Night View...Lane soaked in yellow light"
..Sodium vapour lamp lit lane. View from Cochin wellindon islands.



photograph of stage built in volvo race village for public performance of keralas cultural arts,public stages in kerala,major events 2009,cochin events"The Stage"
All over the 10 days of staying of the crew there was cultural activities conducted in the night..Keralas traditional arts like Kadhakali and other folk dances along with some rock shows and comedy shows were in the package. The whole event was open for the public...



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The volvo XC series suv parked outside..You can see the Volvo race emblem sticked onto the body....The car is exclusively for the Race officials..



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Another one parked in the premises...There was about 5 or 6 of these SUVs were around there.



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These XC series Volvo suv s provide the means of transport for the officials..These are carried with the race in a ship and used in all stop overs for official use..These are not meant for an exhibition out their, but for travelling needs..Their was a pavilion by the Volvo which brings you to the real Volvo world..the innovations, technologies, ideas everything depicted gorgeously. Be patient for that post.. Its coming next.. 
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Volvo Ocean Race Village Stalls, and exhibitions,Photos of yacht sailing,Chandrayaan exbition and Gslv rockets and the ships and boats from cochin.

The continuation of Volvo ocean race village photos.. Giving you the photos of sailing competition by kids of NCC, and some stalls and exhibitions from the race village, like food Stall, and exhibition on India's moon project Chandrayaan and the GSLSV rockets..





kids ocean race.jpgThe Little Sailors

That was an exhibitory sailing race by students of Kerala NCC Naval wing .










volvo ocean race exhibition hall entrance"Into The Exhibition Stalls from Kerala"
Their are soo many companies and shops stalls open inside the hall..There were stalls for crockery sculptures etc..yea some paintings were also seen..you can see those in the following postings coming soon









gslv.jpgFrom the stall of ISRO
The GSLV satelite launcher Exhibited..There was soo many depictions and future of the Chandrayaan project recently launched by india










chandrayaan.jpg"India's Pride"
Scenes from Indias Chandrayaan project..The stall meant to give the public an awareness of what is happening out their, by means of videos models etc..










ship and boats picture from cochin.jpg"Yup, chances are their for a traffic Block!!.."

The scene from the island while we were just sitting on a bench out their..Their are some boat services from Ernakulam town to wellington island,Fort Cochin etc which provides cheap transport for the public..the huge one is a ship which is a common scene..



The posts done here just gives an overview.The real attraction is following this one soon..Sorry guys for my delayed postings. hasn't got a good internet connection yet..Anyway am trying my best through my phone.Wont make you wait long for the next...

Photos by Georjo with Panasonic Lumix.


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Volvo s80, hybrid engines, d13 engines, volvo bus|Autoshow Photos using Panasonic lumix Digital camera

Welcome back friends!! As i have promised you before am back with photos from the Volvo's automobile pavilion set up in the race village in Cochin. Without hesitation i will say, this was the most attractive pavilion there..

Their was the latest automobiles and conceptual models and engines from Volvo on display ..Besides from displaying the vehicles it gave us more light into the companies motto and ideologies....

The promising fact is that the automobile giant is concentrating towards making the most eco-friendly and fuel efficient ones to be on the roads.. Hmm not even roads, they are already present in the air and water.

The fact is that more than 90% of air liners in the world has Volvo's parts integrated in.


I think now you are interested in accompanying me to the pavilion..Lets have a walk together.....



volvos automobile and new engine and safety technologies demonstrated volvos pavilion front view setup at ocean race village of cochin india kerala"The Starting Point"


This is where we start and end the showoff....Their was some huge lcd displays playing out moments from the ocean race and Volvo's cars, buses, and SUV s in action .

You can see the big photo of a yacht cutting through splashing waves, yea absolutely a moment from the ocean race....Their was a smart young boy and girl to help you in understanding the goodies out their.

We were fortunate enough to enjoy their taking our time, for the crowd was relatively small...When we visited in the evening of that day, we were even unable to take a glance due to heavy rush....




photograph of volvos bus in the volvos autoshow and latest technology show conducted in ocean race village india cochin kerala"Here Is What Volvo Is Renowned For...The Real Volvo Bus"



I wish if i could have made a trip in that luxurious piece of art and technology...Yea i have made some here in kerala..But most of the the Volvo named things running here are absolute fakes! Just the body built to resemble the orginal, but inside the ordinary one. Recently things have changed and can see many volvo low floor buses used as public transport by our government itself. The luxury liners of volvos are available for long route journeys in the private and government transportation sector now.

The real Volvo is far more above from the fakes in terms of comfort, performance and ofcourse the emission levels. Volvo buses uses air column suspensions where the ground clearance is adjustable as needed by the driver. The peculiar air suspension technology gives us the top notch travel comfort.




hybrid engines from volvos latest engine technology devoloped by volvo photographed from ocen race village volvos auto and automobile latest technology show india cochin kerala"Can You Guess What Is This!!!"
Volvo's hybrid engine!!!!..Wanna know more?


Its a hybrid engine running on diesel and electricity. The interesting fact is that the batteries gets charged from braking and the engine switches automatically to electric power when the cells are charged upto mark.

The company says that on tight traffic conditions in cities where frequent brakings are done the batteries will be recharged fast and as the engine automatically switches to electric power, a noise free running is made possible...

The engine claims better fuel efficiency,lessens environmental pollution and gives more power...Volvo is making his engine mainly for heavy vehicles....Pretty cool huh........




volvos d13 engine latest automobile engines from volvos showed in ocean race village in cochin kerala indiaThere comes the Volvo D13 Engine. A monster power auto engine by Volvo, the auto tech innovators.


The company claims this heavy vehicle monster has better fuel efficiency by improving the air filtration and fuel injection methods. The power in this series of engines vary from 335-485 hp..

And the company says the oil drain interval is 35000 miles which gives a lower operating costs.... Anyway what i can say you is, yea it is interesting to watch in this angle..!!





volvos latest car s80 sedan diaplayed in volvos automobile and technology show in ocean race village cochin"Strength And Performance...The New Volvo S80 sedan"



The car which has highest ratings among the crash tests, seems we are more safe in a collision. The speed limit is upto 280kmph i think.....Made for better comfort and performance with the speedsters in its class...No need to specify he eco friendly engine for its from Volvo.....


This automobile gallery is not finished yet..Browse the galleries for more on Volvo escavators, sedans, electric recharge car concepts, and many interesting automobile safety measures by Volvo...

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VOLVO OCEAN RACE STOPOVER at COCHIN.Photos of Race Village,Volvo Race Dome Exhibition,Race Yachts, Ocean Race Sailors etc. Using Panasonic Lumix DCM

Giving you pictures on the Volvo ocean race stopover at Cochin wellington island..Giving you photographs from the race village..You can see the ocean race Yachts, inside the Volvo dome for exhibiting the ocean race setup in the race village for visitors, the sailors giving interview to the people and the ocean race ride simulator...

The Race arrived at Cochin around December 2nd, and i happened to be there at the village by 4th of the week..It was the time of great delight that Cochin turned out to be a stop over point for the world's renowned Ocean race, which started as Whitbread Round the World Race and now turned out as Volvo Ocean Race...


The ultimate aim of the race....to get the answer for...The Ultimate Sailor in The World?..The winner is the result of the ultimate team work and skill in those hectic and dangerous conditions of the ocean...

The pictures are of Panasonic Lumix (6mp) digital cameras.. The condition while clicking was a bit cloudy and felt the scarcity in light in certain shots..

Any way lets have a walk through the race village set up at Cochin in record time for the Volvo ocean race....





photograph of volvo ocean race 2008 race village setup at india cochin in the wellington island of ernakulam district kerala"The Race Village At Cochin"
That is an overview of the stalls and rides set up at the village by the race crews...The most attractive one was the Volvo's automobile show exhibiting the technologies, concepts and the vehicles that Volvo has so far produced..

Do you notice a dome in the picture....The photo following this one is inside the dome..






volvo ocean race exhibited inside the race village dome photographed"Feel it At least In a Theatre"
Inside the dome, a half moon screen showing parts from the Volvo race.. a series of moving pictures that will give you light into the race history, and the sweetest condition out there in the race..If an unexperienced one is on board while the yachts cutting over the waves, in no time he will be washed out for sure...

Yup not that simple as it sounds...."Ocean Race".....The opponents are not only the fellow yachts...but the Nature itself...

Defy the fellow yachts, Defy the fury of nature, Make the right movement in right time....You are the winner...The Ultimate Sailor Of the World..





ocean race simulator and dome setup in the ocean race village at kerala cochin for visitors and tourists by race crew"Wanna Have a Ride"
The ride simulator of Volvo Ocean Race...Go and have a feeling similar to when you are in a Race yacht at the time of the race.......There was a water sprinkling mechanism inside which gives you the feel of waves hitting the yacht, but was not functional as we went in.






photograph of ocean race yachts docked in wellington island of cochin where the volvos ocean race village is set up"Docked Race Yachts".

You may wonder what is that special in these yachts..They are now tied out their without the sail..Their are 7 of them of different teams..Don't think they are nothing than a simple yacht..They have all the technologies on board. You wanna know more ok...Here you go...

The Yacht is made of carbon fibre. Their can be a maximum of 24 sails, the biggest central one could cover a tennis court..Total number of crews 11, one crew exclusively for the media coverage throughout the race. The top speed can be upto 40 knots(70 kmph)..The boat is separated into six water tight compartments..There is a kitchen with two small camp burners where upto 33 meals per day are produced.





volvo ocean race team ericcson crew members sitting in the race yacht,photographed from race village in cochin india kerala"The ERICSSON4 Team in their Yacht"


Visitors cant get close to the yachts..This shot is using the optical zoom in the camera.

Their are 4 still video cameras on the deck to capture the action and one in the navigation station.Their are radar domes at the tail which keeps the boat in touch and some torpedo weights at the two sides which equals to some 73 men sitting on the sides.
Througtht the race the race team has to face a fierce variation in temperature from -12degree to 50 degree celcius. Does that seems simple to you guys???

Upto the race at Cochin these people the Ericsson4 team were leading..By the time of this post the lead is to Puma..






ocean race sailors giving open air interview to the public,photograph from ocean race village in cochin kerala"Wanna Ask Something???"
Some of the race crews in a public interview...The crowd was allowed to ask questions..Ofcourse there was an intermediator who help the crews to understand the questions which was a bit different to their accent.. Their were so many questions like what do you feel about Kerala, the dishes here, what is the message of the race,how you people with different nationalities work as a team out there etc etc....The crew seemed very happy to mingle with us and share their experiences..

The gallery just started here..More on the volvo automobile pavillion, newer volvo engine technologies like the Hybrid engines and lot more are waiting you in other posts.. Keep going..

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