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Uttrayan - Festival of Kites and Colours.

Makar Sankrati or Uttrayan as we call it. is a festival of kites. It is celebrated each year on 14th of January. All over the country people celebrate it with kites, food, music and what not. As for me, I don't know how to fly kites, so each year I celebrate it with dozens of colourful gas balloons. This is one here is a picture of me, from the day of Uttrayan.

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Willis Tower (Sears Tower-1973) - South Wacker Drive Tower.

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Black Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) was the tallest building built i 1973. While South Wacker Drive Tower reflects massing and shape element and more decoration with large circular crown at the Top that is lighted to make more visible in night. 

Chicago Architecture Foundation is good resource to understand more about Chicago Architecture and they regularly conducts Architectural Trips around the city.

Rajasthani Pottery

 

 

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The terracotta tradition in Rajasthan dates back to the Harappan age. Today too it continues, as it is one of the interesting pieces of art for the tourists. Most of these are made in the villages of Rajasthan. The state's excellent artistry has been instrumental in creating some of the most phenomenal images or art forms.

A mixture of clay is used to on the potter's wheel and pots of various shapes and sizes are created manually. Patience, concentration and meticulousness are highly required to make the pots.

These delicate pieces of art are made of fuller's earth, quartz, raw glaze and sodium sulphite. Partly made in moulds and partly on the wheel these are decorated with various designs on the surface with the help of cobalt colour.

 

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