Sixty-five: monolith

Sixty-five: monolith, originally uploaded by meganknight.

India occasionally reminds you that it had a pretty intimate flirtation with communism over the years. I find it hard to believe this object wasn’t at least partially inspired by some kind of totalitarian mythos. What is it with the ideologues and sand-blasted concrete anyway?

I have no idea what it is, aside from mind-bogglingly ugly and across the road from my hotel. I’ll try to find out tomorrow.

One thought on “Sixty-five: monolith”

  1. There are plenty of mind-bogglingly ugly concrete monoliths in the capitalist countries, built during the 1950s-1970s. There’s even a term for it: “brutalist architecture”.

    I remember visiting Chester in the UK, and gawping with horror at the modern police headquarters rearing its brutalist head beyond the picture-perfect Medieval buildings of the town centre.

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