Category Archives: Art & Architecture

Abhay Mudra

Abhay Mudra
Abhaya Mudra at Delhi airport

Mudras(hand gestures) are a part of Indian culture since centuries whether it may be hand gestures in dance forms like Bharat Natyam or healing mudras in Yoga. Abhaya means fearless. Abhaya mudra symbolizes fearlessness, and peace.

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Intriguing Murals

Intriguing Murals- Switzerland

Murals add a personality to the otherwise bland wall. The first Mural is painted on a restaurant wall in Switzerland, while the second one painted on a house in Christiania. Both the pictures though equally beautiful present a stark contrast in their themes.

Intriguing Murals- Christania

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Nityananda Samadhi Mandir, Ganeshpuri

Samadhi Mandir, Ganeshpuri
Nityananda Samadhi Mandir, Ganeshpuri

Ganeshpuri is a small village approximately 80 km from Mumbai. It was home to Swami Nityananda, and now has many ashrams, and also the final samadhi of the Guru. There are many hot water springs in the area.

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Cover Art

Cover art

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”― Helen Keller

This is a photograph I took of a restaurant wall in Switzerland. I think it presents a lot of possibilities as  cover art. What does it say to you?

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Art in Amsterdam

Art in Amsterdam
An illusionist who is making a lady float

Amsterdam RAI, one of the largest conference and exhibition centre, is located in Zuidas district of Amsterdam. Europaplein, the square facing Amsterdam Rai has got six enormous scupltures adding to its beauty.

The bright sculptures painted in Aluminium have been specifically created for the entrances of Europaplein by the artist, Guillaume Bijl. Guillaume Bijl is an internationally renowned Belgian installation artist. The sculptures create a wonderful contrast with the industrial buildings. These statues display characteristic features on popular culture.

Sculpture
A giant and giantess
Art
Dutch milkmaid on the shoulders of a stilt-walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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