We are on the verge of Autumn I believe. Why not sure about it is simply because the temperatures still raise above +30, and occasional rains are the traces of the monsoon season, which was supposed to end by now. I do like the weather in Chandigarh in the last couple of days, which makes strolls much more enjoyable. Last weekend the whole our family (me, my D and in-laws) went out to have a look at what was happening at the Tourism Week. One of the proposed events was the 3D art exhibition at the bank of Sukhna Lake. Here are some of the exhibits.
Open Hand - a symbol of Chandigarh city invented by its creator Le Corbusier. I liked the colors of this composition.
Another Open Hand sculpture in a shape of a boat.
A peacock installation. Very creative.
Some kind of 3D figure with bits of glass hung inside it.
A closer look of the same. This part of Tourism week was quite interesting and new to the citizens. A sit was Sunday the lake's bank was way too crowded, what I didn't like, as you were not able to walk properly there.However I shall disappoint you regarding the International Coffee festival. Perhaps we were late arriving there, but it was not at all that great as the posters all over the city promised. When we came in the hotel where the festival was held, the interior and arrangements were encouraging. The flags of Ethiopia, Turkey and other countries-producers of coffee welcomed the guests.
I was totally wow at the view of the hall... and a giant cup of coffee in the middle of it!
Sip, sip... will be enough for the weeks to come! We proceeded to the room where the coffee was supposed to be coffee tasting.. . buts they said that "it finished yesterday" though festival days were from 28 to 30 f September. I don't know may be coffee itself finished... So overall it looked like a simple cafe, where you could order coffee and snacks. Me and my D honestly hoped for a better presentation of countries and their products, for better information on the event schedule and so on. We wished that the event was more eventful.
So mainly our Sunday walk was done by car as we kept on moving from one place to another. Later on in the evening we indulged in favorite things - reading, crochet, TV watching. My D lately has been deciding about his career prospects and planning to do some good short term course. I also have plans for a better job in India, and recently applied for PIO card (Person of Indian Origin card) which would give me much more opportunities and would raise hopes for finally finding my place in this country.
I hope all of you are doing fine, and my American friends were not affected by government shut down much. I wish things get better soon for everyone, as you know the whole world is interconnected, so are we.