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 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.
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. 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.
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.
JODHPUR INDIA – We made our way here from Mumbai by air – always an adventure in India, not because of the flying but because of the red tape on the ground departing. Jodhpur is lovely. We’re staying at one of the world’s great hotels, the Umaid Bhawan Palace. More on that tomorrow. This is the heart of what has historically been a desert region, but which as been merely arid for the past decade because of climate change.
Day 1,936 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 110): Foggy night in New York.