Sunday, March 8, 2009


This small, once prosperous town has many havelis - merchants' houses - decorated with lots of murals. Many are falling into decay and are homes to extended families. Enlarge the picture to see the paintings over the arches.

The women in Rajasthan wear wonderful bright clothing even for the most everyday occasions.

The town's main gate is topped with two cows supporting a god. 
It was here I first tasted chai brewed in the street and visited a Hindu temple.

Raj, who was showing us round his home town, took us in to see the local elementary school where I fear we distracted the rather flurried school master - so we left quite soon though I would have loved to stay for a little longer.

This little prince looks rather spiffy and superior.


  1. Oh wow...superb photos. I'm so jealous of your trip. : )

  2. I love the little prince. Here, Bloomingdales is celebrating 50 years of Barbi with an exhibit!

    Glad to see pictures again - it is sad that those beautiful buildings are crumbling.

  3. Beautiful pictures - the first one is my favorite.

  4. Wonderful photographs, thanks for taking the time out of your trip to share with us!

  5. thanks for all the nice photos sitting in grey germany

  6. The little prince doll reminds me of the prince in The Black Narcissus.

    The school children pic is delightful!

    Looks like you are having a wonderful time, Elizabeth.

  7. I love, love, LOVE the photo of the elementary school kids. It's like a photo over a painting. Stunning!


  8. Love the school children shot. Such vibrant colors on those dresses...and the painting over the arches....oh Elizabeth, I'm so glad you took all these and are sharing it with all of us

  9. Any idea as to the age of that mural? So much dusty glamour/faded grandeur.


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