This was a memorable trip that took us to rural France where a friend, Anne lived. Her mom is an artist, and we were able to see some of her paintings. Rennes, Dinan and a few other spots were visited with Anne. Mont St. Michel too, by the sea. Speaking of seas, the Greek odyssey saw us take a ferry from Brindisi to Patras via Corfu, which I had read about in Gerald Durrell's book My Family and Other Animals- a great book.
The colour of the sea in Greece is a lovely deep blue. Poseidon, Athena and a few other Gods and Goddesses came to life at various spots in Greece. Lively and quarrelsome people, chaotic just like us Indians.
Believe it or not, that is the title of a book, and it's not written by an Indian. The book is actually a set of cartoons drawn by a world traveller, and has a foreword by Dave Barry, the funny man. The title got me curious, and I flipped through a few pages at the bookstore, and flipped for it.
It has a unique set of drawings of whatever Mo Willems of New York University, upon graduating and travelling across the world, felt he ought to draw. So whatever he remembered most from his day got drawn, with a commentary added on, sometimes a sentence or two, sometimes just a phrase or comment.
A different kind of book, for sure, and a very entertaining glimpse of mankind, from Indonesia to New Orleans, USA. By the way, I was in New Orleans once (or twice), and still remember it as a party place par excellence- there were some horse-riding cops around and streets barred to traffic- pedestrians only- and many other interesting things, including their unique Cajun food. India is also incl…
Airports generally have a lot of advertising- for tourism, or cosmetics, or for their own duty-free shops if international. But depicting your culture through airport art is an art..and Mumbai airport Terminal 2 seems to have done a lot of it right. The murals on its walls are good at showing Indian motifs - sample these.