I am not sure if gaudy is the right word, but I wanted to share some of brilliant colours of Rajasthan.
dressed for the palace
toys for sale
camels looking flash
all dancers dress brightly
trying a flute, note the turban
is this one ok?
washing water to welcome us
animals enjoy colours too
shopping clothes, brighter than ours!
street scene jaipur
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???
camel pulling wagon, colourful women
farm camels are used for day treks
camels depart at dusk
colour in the markets
My C challenge images are from the Rajasthan archive, all images of colour and camels! As we traveled through the north-western part of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer we had a chance to travel on camels, a way of injecting more money into the impoverished area where camels are commonly used by farmers to carry loads and tow carts etc. They took us across country to a fancy camp, where we stayed the night, enjoying a campfire and singing as well as the obligatory dancing. We taught our guides how to make “twisties” on the fire, and someone found a guitar for my husband to play for the campfire singalong. Next morning we had a yoga class at dawn, in an open roofed building, in freezing temperatures .. it was real challenge!
Here is a link to Frizztext’s “C” challenge so you can join in too if you wish. … and look below for some gorgeous inspiration!