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„Love is danger“

from the gallery of Marjolein Katsma

Mamallapuram, famous for its many rock sculptures and the Shore Temple, was once an important port town. In a park where many of its cave temples and other landmarks can be found, there is also a lighthouse.

This is the door of that lighthouse. The town attracts many visitors, so does the park - and so does the lighthouse.

The graffiti on this door is striking for several reasons. Not only is it one of the rare examples of graffiti I found here, but all the 'messages' (most of the 'I was here' kind) are written in Latin script - something quite unusual to find in a country with so many languages that do not use such a script. Western tourists then? No - looking at the names, they all seem to be Indian names!

The title of this picture is taken from one of the texts on the door - it actually is written there twice.

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Marjolein Katsma 2013-03-28 07:28:05 UTC
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Thank you for the like, Hemantha Arunasiri!
Hemantha Arunasiri liked this artwork 2013-03-27 15:46:55 UTC
Marjolein Katsma 2013-03-25 18:47:56 UTC
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Thank you much for the likes, Ethna and Peter!

I think these kind of 'declarations of love' on doors and walls could become a (small) subtheme in my work - I found another nice example on my latest trip to India.
Peter Benkmann liked this artwork 2013-03-23 14:36:11 UTC
Marjolein Katsma 2012-08-26 16:47:28 UTC
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Many thanks for the like, Barbara!
Barbara St. Jean liked this artwork 2012-08-26 14:38:22 UTC
Marjolein Katsma 2012-08-26 06:40:43 UTC
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Thank you very much for the like, Ron!
Ron Cline liked this artwork 2012-08-26 03:45:02 UTC
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