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Culture Street

Tuesday February 20, 2018

MAHESHWAR INDIA – We spent a day exploring on foot here.

Day 3050 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Maheshwar India Street
Maheshwar India School

On this day eight years ago (day 128 of one photo every day): Milford PA image with a pinhole camera.

Milford PA pinhole camera image
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Landscape

Monday February 19, 2018

MANDU INDIA – Mandu is a ruined city of lakes and pavilions about an hour’s drive from Maheshwar built in the early Fifteenth Century and abandoned in the early period of the Mughal Empire at the beginning of the Sixteenth Century. There were vast, complex waterworks which are dry today, at least in the non-rainy season.

Later in the day we attended the music festival at Ahilya Fort which is owned by this area’s Maharaja, Richard Holkar, who had an American mother and was educated in America.

Day 3049 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life. This is one of those days when it was hard to get down to one.

Mandu India

Mandu India
Mandu India
Ahilya Fort Music festival
Ahilya Fort – Richard Holkar
Ahilya Fort

On this date eight years ago (day 127): A pinhole image out my window converted to black and white.

Pinhole image out my window
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Culture Travel

Sunday February 18, 2018

MAHESHWAR INDIA – Arrived at last. This begins my 2018 exploration of India. For the next few weeks, some days will actually be galleries because it hard to edit down to a few “best” images without more distance. This is the first day of the Indian Classical music festival at the Ahilya Fort. on the Narnada River and attending an Indian classical music festival. “Classical” music here doesn’t mean Brahms: it’s traditional music played on a sitar, tabla and so on.

Day 3048 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Maheshwar India
Maheshwar India
Maheshwar India

On this day three years ago (day 1952 of one photo every day): 432 Park Avenue

Day 1952 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
432 Park Avenue
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Travel

Friday February 6, 2015

JODHPUR INDIA – Well here we are, on our last day in India. I snapped this at a little temple that’s in the boutique hotel that we’re staying in out in the desert here. Then the descent into the air travel system – 24+ hours back to New York.

Day 1,940 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Jodhpur
Jodhpur

On this day four years ago (day 479): Luke Tanner’s orchard.

Luke Tanner's orchard
Luke Tanner’s orchard
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Portrait

Thursday February 5, 2015

JODHPUR INDIA – We’re in a small boutique hotel out in the countryside here; we’ve spent our time visiting villages, walking the countryside and in general having non-urban experiences. Great opportunities to meet people.

Day 1,939 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Background

Hidden beauty
Hidden beauty
Elder
Elder
Brahman
Brahman
Potter
Potter
Maria
Maria

On this day four years ago (day 478): Ice storm

Ice storm
Ice storm
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Interior Landscape

Wednesday February 4, 2015

JODHPUR INDIA AND BEYOND – More images from the Umaid Bhawan Palace, our hotel here. According to Wikipedia:

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its construction due to use of stones commonly known as Chittar in the building. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by erstwhile Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943.[1] The Palace was built to provide employment to thousands of people during the time of famine.

Later in the day we went on to Mihir Garh, near Jodhpur.

My apologies for the large number of images for the day – I’ve had trouble deciding.

Day 1,938 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Rug man
Rug man

Here we are at Mihir Garh:

Maria
Maria
Arid
Arid
Sunset
Sunset

On this day four years ago (day 477): Deep snow.

Bad winter
Bad winter
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Interior Landscape

Tuesday February 3, 2015

JODHPUR INDIA – I rarely take up bandwidth here on hotels but the Umaid Bhawan Palace here is an exception. This was a truly huge palace, a wing of which is still used as a residence by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It’s a completely remarkable structure, started in the late 1920s and completed in the 1940s, part over-the-top belle epoch and part deco. But the scale is just breathtaking.

Day i,937 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace

On this day last year (day 1,572): Surf Antigua.

Spray
Spray