space invaders mosaic with red tilaka (india)

Small mosaic, presumably by the urban artist known as "Invader".­

Notice that it has a red tilaka Hindu mark on its forehead!

Spotted on a wall in Varanasi (India)

View it in context.

For more info about the Tilaka ritual marking, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Tilaka.

For more info about this artist, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Invader_­(artist)

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Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos taken in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi - also know as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi

Photos of Street Art from around the world.­

Graffiti, Stencils etc.­

For more information about Street Art, read: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Street_­art