A-Z Archive: E is for Elephant

This bold painting of a Maharaja’s elephant is on a wall at the City Palace in Jaipur. Elephants carried royalty in Rajasthan, and Jaipur in particular till honors elephants with a special festival every year. All these elephants photos were taken around Jaipur.

Elephant rides at the Amber Palace, Jaipur …. we did not ride elephants.

Three holy men sit under the elephant statue waiting for alms. Those leaving the temple may give them a little as they pass.

Stone carving of Ganesh, the Elephant-headed God, on a small temple near Jaipur.

To see more entries in this week’s challenge click here http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-z-archive-e-challenge/

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6 thoughts on “A-Z Archive: E is for Elephant

  1. especially I like the painting of a Maharaja’s elephant
    on the wall at the City Palace in Jaipur
    P.S.:
    my daughter, an architect, once visited Jaipur and was very impressed.
    greetings from Germany …

  2. I love your photos! I remembered these great animals in an elephant show here in Manila. I promised myself and my kids never again to go and support these shows. The life of these elephants are sad in captivity….

    Thanks for reminding me why I hated elephant shows…your photos show the majesty of these animals.
    @))–>>——

  3. Wonderful! I also chose not to ride the elephants, beautiful creatures trudging up and down that hill all day in the heat. They were not put on this planet for that. Wasn’t Amber stunning?

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