….In Chandigarh, on 11th April, 2008, captured by Nokia N-series…

this simple yet charming image may not compete with the whole lot of gorgeous spreads of nature that we usually lose selves in and find us back again rejuvenated. But I admired the moment which acquired a quaint and palpably engaging character because of this duo…..the whole sensation of stretching out and resting under a shady embrace of a blooming tree, after an exuberant bicycle ride down a steep hill, shrieking joyously to the verdant grassy fields around throughout, can not be woven into words. A beautiful tree with a book, blue skies wide open peeping through the branches, at the face & onto the pages of the book ? It’s a moment of pure happiness…

 

Chandigarh is a meticulously structured city built in the 1950s from a design by the French architect Le Corbusier. Carl Lindquist writes …”Although its arrangement of streets and sectors on a strict grid contrasts with the organic, intertwining streets and alleys found in the older sectors of many Indian cities, Le Corbusier’s design has a local historical precedent: Chandigarh was the site of an ancient city which had wide streets intersecting at right-angles, lined with neat, well-constructed buildings. In principle, this ancient civic design is not unlike the 20th century plan created by Le Corbusier. The visitor who walks the streets of Chandigarh senses the civic appreciation of beauty and order. Streets here are clean, wide, and clearly demarcated….”…..

The city homes Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, a humble man’s unique way of observing the world around him. {link :Carl Lindquist writes ”Built of  industrial waste and thrown-away items, the Rock Garden in the city of Chandigarh is perhaps the world’s most poignant and salient  statement of the possibility of finding beauty in the unexpected and accidental.”} 

{Courtesy : Mosaicartsource} this picture of beautiful Bangle people is extracted from Mosaiccartsource blog {do visit this wonderful blog}

 

 

    

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