DAILY PHOTO: The Erotic Artwork of Khajuraho

Title: "A kiss so good his head exploded"  Taken at Khajuraho on October 22, 2015

Title: “A kiss so good his head exploded” Taken at Khajuraho on October 22, 2015

 

If it’s not apparent from the title, this post features sculptures of a graphic nature. If you tend toward the puritanical, turn back now or be introduced to the wild side of ancient Indian sexual positions.

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I love the theme of covering one’s eyes–just not all that carefully.

DAILY PHOTO: A Horde in Short Shorts

Taken on June 26, 2015 at Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh

Taken on June 26, 2015 at Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh

What’s interesting about this batch of statues at Nek Chand is that nobody wears shorts in India (let alone short shorts.) If you see someone in shorts, you can be certain they’re either a tourist or part of a very specific demographic (i.e. 20 to 25 year olds of middle / upper-middle class backgrounds whose all-time favorite television show is either “Big Bang Theory” or “How I Met Your Mother.”)

Incidentally, the Nek Chand Rock Garden is the highlight of a trip to Chandigarh, and shouldn’t be missed. It’s a labyrinthine park made out of recycled materials. A lot of these materials–particularly for the early phases of the project–came from the villages that had been torn down to make room for the new city. On the order of fifty villages were razed so that India’s premier planned city could come to fruition.