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  • Monday Mural| Found in Fort Bragg

    A Fort Bragg mural for Monday Mural — A drive-by shot of a mural in Fort Bragg, Ca. Fort Bragg is a coastal town in Northern California and is known for its sea glass beaches.   Linking to Monday Mural You may also like — Murals from California:  ...
  • Monday Mural | Found in Napa

    Today, we leave the (SF)Bay Area, behind and go into California’s wine country. This is a mural from Napa — a picture of the Napa River. I found Napa river mural in Downtown Napa, on a walk to the waterfront, some time back. This artwork in is — I...
  • A sculptural banquet in Belur; Hoysala style

    Not far from Halebidu — the capital city of the Hoysalas — is a symbol of the dynasty’s victory over the Cholas in the battle of Talakkad in 1116AD. This mark of victory seems to have turned out to be quite a sculptural extravaganza called the Chennakesava temple and...
  • Monday Mural | Found in San Jose

    One day — a couple of years ago — on a stroll through the ‘Capital of Silicon Valley,’ I came across this mural beside one of the ‘light rail’ stations in the downtown area.  I’d like to call it the Diablo mural because this mural from San Jose, CA looks...
  • Monday Mural | Found in Berkeley

    For Monday Mural: Telegraph Avenue Murals This week I take you a little north of Oakland to the university town of Berkeley. After a walk through ‘Telegraph Avenue’ the year before last, I chanced upon these murals. Mural 1 — Mural design by Osha Neumann, painted with O’Brien Thiele Janet...
  • Monday Mural – Found in Oakland

    The Oaksterdam Mural, Oakland, California. Last week, I showed you some murals I found in San Francisco. This week, we go across the bay to Oakland, California to see the Oaksterdam mural. This is a drive by shot of a big bright mural from Oakland, from a few years...
  • Catching hollowed-pumpkin lights

    For a couple of years now, I’ve been carving pumpkins for Halloween, just for the fun of it; for the art that it is. So for this week’s Catching Light, ‘that’ is what I have — pictures of some carved and lit pumpkin lanterns. I just learnt that it...
  • A signature of the Hoysala dynasty

    Karnataka tells the tales of its rich past between the 12th and 15th centuries through some highly ornate temples that have ‘Hoysala’ writ all over them. When the Hoysala rulers went about building temples all over what is Karnataka today, they invested in structures that inspire awe with their...
  • 600-odd steps, a colossal monolith and delightful views

    Just as summer temperatures were beginning to take over the really-short spring season that the Indian subcontinent gets, we decided to hit what I’d like to call ‘Karnataka’s Sculptural Triangle just a stone’s throw from Bengaluru. Ok, that might seem like a little bit of an exaggeration but Shravanabelagola, Belur...
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