My brain on blog.


I really love this black and white photograph (I have a printout taped to my wall at work) and recently I asked my Japanese friend to translate the text.

It reads, "To India in Search of Le Corbusier."

After some digging, I found the Open Hand Monument Le Corbusier built in Chandigarh, it’s 26 meters tall! The Open Hand (La Main Ouverte) is a recurring motif in Le Corbusier’s architecture, a sign for him of “peace and reconciliation. It is open to give and open to receive.” It represents the give and take of ideas.