February 23, 2015

Reminiscences of Communism...!!


Long before Biennale became popular and frescoes adorned the walls of Kochi, communism had its red painted all over, with many national and international comrade's faces. Such wall arts are a rarity these days with most of them confined to the dilapidated inner walls of old reading rooms, libraries and party offices. A couple of them can be found while you stroll along the by-lanes of Fort Kochi.

Comrade Santo Gopalan memorial library and reading room, Fort Kochi. February 2015.

18 comments:

  1. Hey Nomad,
    That's SUPERB picture!
    The black and white is just perfect for this one.

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  2. Was not conscious of its earlier red avatar! Lovely picture.

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  3. Communism has ceased to be meaningful even in Kerala.

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  4. Beautiful photo...

    I think photo of this library also in Mathrubhumi Yathra February 2015 edition

    Laal Salaam

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    1. Thank you. Yes, there is a photo of the library in this month's Yathra. Laal Salaam, sakhave!

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  5. Good you framed this before it vanished.

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    1. Yeah, would not last many years for sure.

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