Travel theme: Gaudy

I am not sure if gaudy is the right word, but I wanted to share some of brilliant colours of Rajasthan.

Thanks Ailsa (http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/02/08/travel-theme-gaudy/) for giving me the opportunity to revisit Rajasthan and find some of my favourite images! I tend to wear bright colours too, I often wonder why Westerners are usually so dull, especially business people. Do you know???

Sunday Post: Vehicle

Jake’s challenge of the week is Vehicle, so much fun to research I ended up with lots, so here is a gallery!

If you are interested in canal boats you might like the link to http://www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/ where we took a trip into a hillside riddled with canals, where men mined for coal many years ago.

Here are some other great entries:

http://adinparadise.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/jakes-sunday-post-vehicle/

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/jakesprinters-sunday-post-vehicle/

http://weirdandcoolstuff.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/sunday-post-vehicle/

http://jayjaysfavorites.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/water-dragon-weekly-sunday-post-vehicle/

http://jullianeford.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/sunday-post-vehicle/

Sunday Post: Design

All over India women paint the threshold of their homes with traditional decorative patterns. We were fasciated by the beauty of the designs we saw in the Thar desert, halfway between Jaisalmer and Bikaner. The desert people lived simply in round huts made from natural materials, yet they were radiantly happy hospitable families. Here the art of the local women is displayed on the courtyard and around the walls of the grain store and dwelling.

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You can learn more about this kind of folk art from: http://www.tarabooks.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/and
http://www.rangolidesign.net/

This post is part of Jakesprinters Sunday Post photo challenge …you can join in too … check it out at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/sunday-post-design/

A-Z Archive: J is for Jaisalmer

My last post was about Jodphur, which is not far from Jaisalmer, so journey with me again for the “J” challenge! Join in yourself at Frizztext.

Jaisalmer Hill Fort

The narrow streets are colourful in the brilliant way of Rajasthani people, crowded with tourists, inhabitants, salespeople, cows and other animals, camels and their carts, and market stalls with vivid produce, mirror-encrusted clothing and textiles, and billboards offering internet, memory cards, meals and accommodation etc.

So there is the bustle of Jaisalmer, hope you enjoyed the busy streets!

Sunday Post: Pleasure

I have chosen to share some of the pleasures of Jodhpur with you this week. Mehrangarh Fort contains several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. The Mehrangarh Museum is the best stocked in Rajasthan, filled with opulence, decorated with gold, jewels, carvings and colour. Displays of costumes, artifacts, thrones, sculptures and art works include a gallery of palanquins. Enjoy these images of luxury and pleasure.

Looking up at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, an unassailable bastion.

One of the finely sculpted palaces.

Musicians greeting visitors added to the atmosphere of pleasure and luxury. Some played for the rowdy throngs, while others played discretely in niches of the quiet palace museum.

Visitors can explore floors of exquisitely decorated rooms, once the scene of wonderful parties, banquets and gatherings.

Palanquin for women

Palanquin for the ruler

The pleasures of colour are celebrated and enjoyed by the artists who worked on this palace.

and finally looking down on the city of Jodhpur from above.

To join in the Sunday Post go to Jakesprinter’s site at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/sunday-post-pleasure/ and be inspired!