India’s Ancient Art in its Modern Life–Quickflight

by bria4123 on February 9, 2012

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While exploring the rock carvings at Mahabalipuram I noticed something real cool. A baby goat was scratching himself against a 1,300 year old statue of two monkeys. I loved the juxtaposition of life forms across the eras, and couldn’t resist a photo. But by the time I clicked, these kids had entered the picture.

All beings blend across the eras in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. All life is unified from ancient to modern times

All life from antiquity to the modern age seemed unified. This experience of all these life forms close together perfectly reflected the archeological site, and Indian Art in general.

Yeah, India has its annoyances and hucksters (see Dirty Business on the Ganges), but within minutes, something always happens that either makes you laugh or warms your heart.

A Canadian woman who lived in Chennai said that your experience accelerates in India. Many Westerners miss its vibrancy when they return home.


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