Monday, 11 June 2012

Nek Chand's rock garden


He started building the garden in secret 36 years ago, whilst keeping a full time job as a transport officer the garden was built at night and hidden for over 18 years. By the time government authorities discovered it, his work had grown into 12 acres of beautiful mosaics and sculptures all created with found materials he picked up during the day. Its incredible to think what can be achieved whilst holding down a normal dull job.

The area in Chandigarh, India, has now been made into a protected park and next february there is a chance me and a couple of friends will be working there for a month to help maintain it. Incredibly excited by the prospect!