Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Castles And Palaces.

In Jaipur you can find a treasure of handicrafts, textiles and jewelery in the bazaars. But you can also loose yourself in one of the many palaces, pink coloured and incredibly complex and decorated. The Hawa Mahel for example, with its imposing facade glowing in the early morning sun and its myriad of tiny windows designed to allow the ladies of the court to watch the street processions away form any prying eyes.
Or in nearby Amber, the capital of a separate kingdom for seven centuries, with its immensely sprawling castle-palace atop a hill, impeccable vistas and a maze of courtyards. The heat is intense and the quietness mind-stopping in some quarters.
There was no time for all but there never is, right?