New Bookshelf !! 

 I’m in the process of moving into a new apartment where the landlady (very thoughtfully) put in this beauty !  

 

 Unpacking a bunch of my books and arranging them on the shelf is probably the only productive thing I’ve done so far . This is less than half of my collection in Hyderabad . I WILL need more shelves. So the rest of my books will stay in their boxes till I find another home for them 🙂 

Wall – Street – Art

As a child , I doodled a lot . I had access to a lot of stationary ( my parents are professors and my sister was in middle school back then ) , but I didn’t like anything as much as I liked blank bare walls . Needless to say , that talent was nipped in the bud by my watchful mother .

Last December , I saw these beautiful paintings on the walls of really old buildings in Neuchatel, Switzerland . Unlike my art , these have been painted with permission from the authorities. We went on a walking tour of the place guided by an amazing German lady, who had moved to Switzerland with her husband years ago. She took us through this quaint little street, pointing out the drawings. Sometimes, they’re made for the pleasure of children, sometimes to beautify an otherwise derelict looking building, and sometimes, they’re made in prominently displayed walls of the city and depict Neuchatel, as it was , centuries ago.

Here are some of my favourite drawings.

Flowers on the wall
Flowers on the wall

Almost real window sill
Almost real window sill

Not too fond of bugs, but the drawing was cute!
Not too fond of bugs, but the drawing was cute!

Plants
Little outdoor garden

Flowers on the ledge
Flowers on the ledge

Vines
Vines

Helter Skelter Rock Bar :) Love the name
Helter Skelter Rock Bar 🙂 Love the name

Kitty Cat fooled me for a second
Kitty Cat fooled me for a second

Instruments
Instruments

Impressive Facade
Impressive Facade

A closer look
A closer look

Ye Olde Neuchatel
Ye Olde Neuchatel

They paint the street every spring. The snow washes off the colours in winter. And There's the hubby :)
They paint the street every spring. The snow washes off the colours in winter. And There’s the hubby 🙂

They paint windows too.
They paint windows too.