Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday Challenge - Silly

It is very Silly that a heritage fountain in the Crawford Market in Mumbai is painted in garish colours and used for storing fruit baskets. This fountain was designed by Lockwood Kipling - father of Rudyard Kipling.
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28 comments:

  1. This market is very colourful!
    Maybe they were trying to show all colours from the fruits !Funny
    Léia

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  2. Oh goodness. What a thing to do to a heritage item!

    But who am I to speak? Just saw some friezes in the City of Manila that were painted just as garishly. Horrible :(

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  3. Very silly indeed. But colorful, for sure. I've never heard the name, Lockwood Kipling, but I'm sure I've always assumed that Rudyard had to have a father.

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  4. You've taught me something new, that Rudyard's father was called Lockwood. Your photo is very interesting. I wonder what he was thinking when he designed this structure?

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  5. c'est une belle création, j'aime bien

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  6. Thank you for showing us this treasure!
    Aloha & Namate-

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  7. It is strange indeed and tha waste of such a beauty. The fountain is amazing.

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  8. the history involved in that fountain warrants better treatment!

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  9. Here in the UK the present government would probably tell them to pull it down and rebuild it.....

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  10. Well now I'm wondering if the fountain was originally painted that way or if someone came along later and did it. Either way, it deserves better than to be used as a display case. But I suppose you use what you have, na?

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  11. I agree, that looks rather odd, lol !

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  12. Very silly, but I think it is pretty!

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  13. Hi Magiceye! Poor Kiplings... No, not the guys of the bag company; the original ones... ;))

    Blogtrotter is showing you Brasilia. Enjoy and have a great and long weekend!

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  14. This is incredible! What a fantastic choice for the 'Silly' theme! I believe Mr. Kipling would die of shock if he just could see it! :-)

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  15. Nice....If i am not mistaken Rudyard Kiplings birthplace is inside the JJ school of Arts campus...

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  16. Wonderful colors to add to the silliness!

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  17. Interesting that the fountain was designed by Rudyard's father. It's a little silly maybe, but uprobably a lot of fun.

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  18. Kipling would most likely be mortified, shocked even. Very silly indeed...

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  19. Incredible that the famous Kipling family are connected with this fountain! Yes! It is silly that such an icon has slumped to this!

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  20. Incredible that the famous Kipling family are connected with this fountain! Yes! It is silly that such an icon has slumped to this!

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  21. Nice....If i am not mistaken Rudyard Kiplings birthplace is inside the JJ school of Arts campus...

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