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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chandigarh Rock Garden

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in, Chandigarh India, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder, Nek Chankd, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957.
It was discovered by the authorities in 1975, by which time it had grown into a 12-acre (49,000 m2) complex of interlinked courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals. The authorities took over, and the garden was inaugurated as a public space in 1976. It is presently run by the Rock Garden Society.
The Rock Garden is still made out of recycled materials. It is situated near Sukhna Lake. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc) which are placed in walled paths.
I guess I need to go back in 60 years so I can get in for free.

Even the above trees and roots are made from rocks.

These swings were the highlight of the day for the girls.

There are over a hundred figures made out of old, broken, and discarded bangles.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. A fantasyland created out of industrial waste, rocks and concrete, Rock Garden in Chandigarh is an artistic splendour. Check out more about Chandigarh Rock Garden also.