Walking up Park Street, with the slow footsteps that allow me to really take in my surroundings, rather than the brisker gait that, letting me see far less, gets me places. And suddenly this shop window on my left and, through the bars, a face that sends all thoughts of my other surroundings very far away.
Quite apart from that piercing eye set in that striking face, there are the two red hands, held up on either side.
I know very little about the deities (or manifestations of a single deity) of the Hindu religion but could very easily be fascinated by them. I believe this elephant-headed figure to be the god Ganesha, amongst other attributes a remover of obstacles, and a deity revered by Jains and Buddhists, as well as Hindus.
I am in awe of cultures that produce effigies like this one, as I am of the religions themselves.
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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO.