Hawa Mahal, (Pink City) Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal is a¬†magnificent orange-pink facade in the middle of a busy street dating back to 1799. Ornate lattice work and honeycomb patterns are reminders of the Islamic architecture mixed with Hindu styles often used in this time period and though out the Jaipur region. Today is ‘student election day’ which makes for fun shots … Read More

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the Mughal capital of Delhi. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these. It has been inscribed on the World … Read More

More driving to Jaipur

Driving to Jaipur

On the highways in India there are many surprises: spirited colorful decorated trucks, buses, tuk-tuks, rickshaw, cows, camels, goats, bull, buffalo, donkey, elephants, and of course, people – walking and hauling loads with these animals. Drivers will, if it suits their purpose, drive in the opposite direction down the highway. Buses will be filled to … Read More