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Andy Strange

Hello. I’m Andy Strange and welcome to my personal website.

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New image added to Pinterest board Wardrobe on September 17, 2018 at 10:11PM

I added a new image to my Pinterest board Wardrobe

It has become my habit that at the end of each year to put together a “best of” playlist of the music that I have been listening to, or has meant something, that year. I am very very late publishing the 2016 version. Various computer problems got in the way of compiling the playlist and then…

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A few weeks ago I did something I haven’t done for a while and had a wander around the British Museum. I rather enjoyed coming across this serious dude.

Apparently, he is the Garuda, a legendary bird-like being. In Hindu mythology he is associated with the god Vishnu acting as a vehicle or mount, and symbolises royal power and martial prowess. In Buddhist mythology the Garuda are a enormous intelligent birds that are enemies of the snake spirits called Nagas. This statue is from Tibet, where it seems Garudas aren’t beings you’d want to mess with.