Photographer's Note

The music flows by itsef when you see these artiss playing.

************************************************************************************************************** Creation of a single man....Mr Nek Chand...its a shot form the world famous Rock Garden.....who began the project in the year 1958, while working as a roads inspector for Chandigarhs Engineering Department.

Since the site was used as a dumping ground for urban and industrial waste, he picked up pieces of foundry limekiln and metal workshop wastes and shaped them with his creative genius. These pieces have been innovatively displayed as sculptures in the garden.

An unpretentious entrance leads to a magnificent, almost surrealist arrangement of rocks, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away glass bangles, coal and clay-all juxtaposed to create a dream folk world of palaces, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples.

An open-air theatre and a vast pavilion with a centre stage are the other highlights of the Rock Garden where art and culture blend amidst the rustic and exotic environs of the garden. Several prestigious performances have been staged in this small artistic and naturalistic open-air theatre.

It has become almost a heritage site and visitors leave in admiration, only to return again. Artists and connoisseurs from all over the world flock to see this unique and amazing creation. It is without doubt, a tourist spot, which is a must on the itinerary of every visitor to Chandigarh.

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  • Copyright: Rajeev Moudgil (goodwill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1052 W: 199 N: 611] (4274)
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  • Date Taken: 2008-08-31
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