08 October, 2011

Sketches and Festivities

Sketches I've done over the past week from the view at my hostel. There are some spectacularly expensive houses in this area which have been enjoyable to sketch. I guess I just have to always be doing something, what's new. And since I couldn't bring my instruments either to play in my downtime, sketching is a great hobby, nice and relaxing. Makes me kind of feel like I'm in drawing class again.

Thursday was a holiday, called Dasara (or Vijaya Dashami, Dussera, or others, holidays can have different names depending on the region in India they are being celebrated), which is a triumph of good over evil. I was surprised that there was a single day off of work in the middle of the week and then work the next day. In the US, we only have single holidays on Mondays or Fridays, at the beginning and end of weeks. There are many buildings and cars with garlands of yellow-orange flowers on them in honor of the festival, as an offering to the gods or goddesses, along with food and vermillion (red/orange powder) which are also a form of worship. I am told the upcoming festival in October, Diwali, is quite something. 

Well, that's about it for now.

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