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Royal all the way...

By Sahyadri
Jaipur, Rajasthan. A colourful world in the middle of a desert. In the scorching April heat, we started out every morning, early enough to beat the sun...

Amber Fort. built over years during the 1500s and is as Royal as it can get. rugged from outside but absolute fine architecture and luxury inside.

Jaisingh I had 12 queens ( in the old times, marriages were one way of keeping peace treaty alive with a potential rival kingdom) He built a corridor system from his quarters so that no queen knew with who the king was.. ( my son thought that was a smart dude)

The chief queen was taken from her chambers to a lattice window to watch festivities in the central courtyard in a wheel chair because she woudl be in eloborate costume and jewellery that weighed almost 25 Kilos and being delicate wouldnt be able to walk with all that weight...

The enterance has a temple for the godess with a single coral carved Ganesha at the main door. This is claimed to be the largest coral in India. a good 2" high it looked.

stories of old woudl leave you spellbound ... the luxury and royal ways of life. But one wonders esp after seeing those two boys outside, what was life like for teh common man after all!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Please see descriptions with each versions. Large is what works.

Thanks for dropping by.

PS: My son joined today in EPZ Smile he got a shot of Taj too ... check out for "Manghat" pls. Thanks.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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# 3 for me,for me 1 would have looked better without the colors....

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2 May 2009 8:42AM
Excellent set of images
sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 12:41PM
Hi there Radhika,
what a brilliant write up and your shots are so intresting, keep up the good work

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1845 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 2:20PM
Love V5!
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 2:31PM
V2 for me please Radhika! No room for any more corridors in my house.........
cjl47 Plus
9 4 3 England
2 May 2009 7:12PM
nice series.
2 May 2009 9:10PM
Nice set and interesting write up.
lostintime Plus
10 13 5 Germany
3 May 2009 5:06PM
A fascinating story Radhika with some great shots to go with it.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
4 May 2009 9:56AM
A great set

V6 i think is the best the grains give it a 1960 look.....
and sunshot said the write up was brilliant and of course i tthought the king was a dude managing his wives ,who wouldn't?........... krishnan
Good photos, that gives brief information about jaipur
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
6 May 2009 4:25PM
A good narrative. good images and some great reminders of my distant holidays in that area.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 8:13AM
wonderful set of images

i loved the 5th image....gr8 work
hope u liked jaipur.....i live here..

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