Street art is fun. It lifts the spirit. Delhi has many boring walls which could do with a bit of colour and humour. When I heard that St+art had commissioned two Singaporean artists to decorate a grey, concrete metro station on the border between Delhi and Gurugram, I had to see it. Arjan Garh is… Continue reading More street art
About half way down Maharshi Raman Marg, I discovered a new selection of street art. The images are deteriorating, unfortunately, but still very impressive. Less words, more photographs.
Siri is not just Apple’s intelligent personal assistant. Siri was the capital city of the Delhi Sultanate at the end of the 13th century. The royal lake (“Hauz Khas” in Farsi) was a reservoir to provide water to the city, constructed by Allah-uddin Khilji. Later Tughlaq rulers built a famous madrasa and mosque on the… Continue reading Hauz Khas
Lodhi Colony was built in the twilight of the British Raj, as an enclave for government civil servants. The apartment blocks are all similar, but not regimented into rows. The buildings are L shaped, one block joining another with a huge arch. Between the blocks there are schools, a maternity hospital and a public library.… Continue reading Lodhi Colony Street Art Gallery
Yesterday, I went on a walking tour of the British defensive positions during the Siege of Delhi during the 1857 Mutiny. On the way, I passed a brick wall, about two metres high, which had been painted with images. These were not really what I’d describe as graffiti, just art. I think they are rather… Continue reading Street Art @ Delhi University
All the car spare parts shops are painted egg yolk yellow. The plastic bags contain cashew nuts. The white liquor is palm wine, the orange bottles contain peri-peri. There is charcoal in the blue and white sacks. I missed the best shots: A lady carrying an axe on her head, sideways, with the blade over… Continue reading You buy everything on the street in Mozambique