The Great Khejarli Sacrifice Almost every fort or palace in Rajasthan has a story of a great struggle to defend territory and ultimately a way of life. Lookout towers and serpentine ramparts built to protect ruling maharaja stretch for miles. The story of the Bishnois people and their struggle to maintain a pure way of life is less grandiose but equally enduring as the epic tales of the maharajas. I had spent several days in Jodhpur, the famous blue city […]
Jantar Mantar is a enormous open air observatory built in 1728 by Maharaja Jai Singh. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about astrology and measurement. It looks more futuristic rather than almost 300 years old. Heath & safety is not high on the priority list. Check out the ladder! Safety harness!???
Yesterday I was swarmed by a group of school girls. I thought I was being quite unobtrusive shooting these young women who gathered for a group shot! As the sequence shows, a few started to notice me. Within five minutes all the cell phones came out and I had my five minutes of fame! I’m sure my face is all over Facebook by now.
In the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is made entirely of sandstone and creates a golden captivating glow. It is the only “living” fort in India. View of the fort at sunset. Real people living real lives…. This child didn’t quite know what to made of my camera! Fabulous handicrafts…. Scary maharajahs…….this one had 58 wives…..not much to do in the desert… Intricate sandstone carving in temples and palaces…. Even city benches are carved,works of art… Balconies perfect for people watching…. And […]