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Images of Chandigarh
statues made out of broken porcellane at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh
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Figures utilising shards of ceramics and other domestic and building waste in the Rock Garden in Chandigarh. Originally started in secret in 1958 by Nek Chand, the Rock Garden now covers an area of approx 10 hectares, displaying at least 5000 sculptures and draws up to 5000 visitors per day. The idea behind the displays is to reuse and recycle industrial waste, discarded material and trash such as broken plates, electrical sockets etc. Rock Garden, Chandigarh.
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twisted tree root in Chandigarh's Rock Garden
a chai wallah early in the morning on the pavements in Chandigarh sector 22
a cycle and an auto rickshaw opposite Chandigarh's main bus stand in sector 17
the enfield dealer in Chandigarh is well known for good repairs
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Photo gallery and slide show: Situated about 250 km north of Delhi, Chandigarh has the odd function of serving as state capital of both Haryana and the Punjab and simultaneously being a Union Territory administered from Delhi. Built in 1953, Chandigarh is a planned city, its Swiss born main architect Le Corbusier responsible for its spacious layout, grid pattern of wide roads and the town's division into 57 sectors. Chandigarh's residents are intensely proud of their city, which has an India wide reputation for being modern and clean, although the central sectors suffer from a lack of maintainance, the many broken paving stones and scattered rubbish give the place a rather worn look. Due to the spread out sectors and rather uniform Soviet 'miracle in concrete' style commercial blocks, Chandigarh lacks the variety, intensity and atmosphere of a normal bustling Indian market town that usually stems from more 'organic' urban growth. Its major sight is the outstanding and award winning Rock Garden, initiated by Nek Chand. It is also well off for green open spaces, with its Rose Garden the largest in Asia.
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