Friday, 2 November 2007

Revisiting the Pink City

Tripoli Bazaar, Jaipur.

As the last part of our trip around the classic Golden Triangle we went to the capital of Rajasthan, known as Jaipur or sometimes simply the Pink City. This is one of the main streets in the old city, which more or less true to the nickname is painted in various shades of red, including pink, ocher and orange. It all looks really nice, but could be more well kept. Due to its location close to Delhi and Agra, Jaipur receives hordes of tourists and some say this is their curse. They simply don't have to try very hard. It's still a great attraction though.

Bangles on display.

Yet another street filled with red buildings. It's hard to take pictures of a city as such, but it is quite impressive with red buildings all around you - you'll just have to take my word for it.

The very famous Palace of the Winds, but there seen from the backside rather than the famous front side, which was under repair and thus covered.

In the last hour or so before sunset the warm and pleasant light from the sun add amazing sparkle to the red buildings.

I took a night to walk around Jaipur since I wanted to take some night photography. To my dsiappointment hardly any of the main tourist sights are floodlit at night. I did however like this building randomly lit from the street lights, while the traffic whiffs by.

Men in a bangle shop at night.

One of the few buildings making anything of night lighting: A local mosque.

From Jaipur we took a train back to Delhi. I thought I'd show what life looks like in an Indian sleeper class. It may not look like much, but it's quite comfortable and very cheap.

Lasse taking a well earned rest: He was a bit sick and Jaipur was 38 degrees hot, so it was no wonder he was a bit exhausted at this point.

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