Thursday, December 27, 2012

Urban Angel Under the Power Lines

Angel under the Power Lines: Holiday Display on Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
Sundar Shadi was born in India but moved to the Bay Area to attend college in 1921. In 1949 he put up a holiday display on the large empty lot next door to the home he built in El Cerrito.
Sundar Shadi Holiday Display
Sundar Shadi Holiday Display (at sunset between rainstorms)
Every year until he was 96 he added to the display, building figures, animals and a whole village. He passed away but his family and volunteers continue to assemble the display each year. Sundar Shadi was a Sikh not a Christian, but created the display as a gift for the community.

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