Veetukku Veedu - Golu Padi !!
Some golu photos with permission of the Navarathrers..
So large that they had to be covered in multiple shots and stitched to get the entire display in one photo.
What bothers me is that even still life stitch photos end up showing a "seam"..
Finally a side view of a golu padi as sold at The Home Depot (Planks are sold separately!).
These are actually "patio" steps. Did you know that this is called a "brain step". Apparently the average human being lifts his/her leg up exactly 8 inches +/- 0.0005 inches (okay, it is more like *+/-0.25 inches) to climb up steps? That is why most city codes require that when you step down from the house to the patio or when you have steps inside the house they have to be 8 inches tall!
The home depot "Padi" standardizes the "Golu Platform". Hey, did you notice that for once, I came up with a sentence that makes me sound like a software dude?!
As usual, this post ends with a promise to lobby my parents to start doing a golu in our house. It is a killer to tell the girls that we do NOT follow golu tradition, just because of a pathetic statistical correlation between great grandma keeping golu coinciding with a death in the family that same year, especially considering :
a. very large family
b. cholera and TB epidemics being widespread in those days
facts, that seriously taint that correlation.
San is worried that god forbid, we start a golu and someone dies, it will be correlated again and we will be blamed.
To hell with it, is what I say. We have two very disappointed dolls at home, pining for a doll display.