Jantar Mantar is a collection of astrological instruments in Jaipur India.
At 27 metres high, the Samrat Yantra is designed to tell the time of day exactly. When we were there workmen were restoring the wall, supported by bamboo scaffolding. The small cupola on the top is used for announcing the time!
cat on stone wall in Ireland
Early one summer morning on the Dingle Peninsular I spied this cat searching for a warm spot on the stone wall that lined the narrow road.
Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia
Walking through Ormiston Gorge in Central Australia is wonderful experience of wind, earth and water. Tall colourful walls rise on each side of the stony floor, foliage clings to life where it can, and a deep waterhole awaits the weary walker at the end.
Wall of posters in Limoux, France
Walls of buildings are always fair targets for graffiti, posters and other forms of messaging! This one is very pro-French I think.
Ailsa of Where’s my Backpack has offered a challenge for photo of walls this week … how about looking through your wall photos too?
Doors are the subject of the Sunday Post this week … so here are a few from my archives!
very old door in Limoux, France
Elephant door handle in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Doorman in Agra, India
Want to join the Sunday Post? Here’s the link: http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/sunday-post-door
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/