11:11 p.m. This stuff has a way of looking even better in another month or two when it’s cleaned up and somehow shows up in New England…
Friday the 13th, 2009 Here’s some more images from yesterday’s sunset ramble through the 500-year old city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Friday the 13th No freaking wonder I got respiratory/chest problems upon arrival in Delhi: this little TV news screen capture says it all. The air pollution index (however they measure that) is off the charts in Delhi! Blasting past “unhealthy,” cruising easily beyond “alert” and well into “warning” en route to “emergency” levels—yikes!
10:10 p.m. Friday the 13th Color me wowed. Spent the better part of a 10-hour day marauding through aisle after aisle of new, reproduction and antique furniture and odds and ends with my new best friend Gopal ji, rocking through several warehouses just jammed to the pigeon-dwelling rafters with large and small old cabinets, temples, […]
Jaipur, 7:30 a.m. I leave in minutes to Jodhpur. Here are a few more shots from Holi yesterday in Jaipur, caption-free because I’m almost out the door to catch darshan at Sri Govind Devji temple before hitting the big road.
Fresh garland flowers abound in the Govind Devji realm…
Jodhpur, Rajasthan Thursday evening, 9:11 p.m. Woke early enough to catch the 8 a.m darshan at Govind Devji with Rajuji, then caught my ride across the sweltering Rajasthani desert country to Jodhpur, a roughly 6 hour drive that we undertook during the heat of the day. The “A/C car” was blowing something more like regular air […]
Jaipur 5:35 a.m. Awoke suddenly a few moments ago from a stark and all too realistic feeling nightmare: I was traveling far from home (though not here in India) and I’d been temporarily abducted at gunpoint, along with several others, and forced inside a house to a back room where I was forced to kneel face […]
Jaipur OK, today begins Holi, the spring festival of color. Beautiful when organic and soulful, boundary-busting and edgy unto dangerous when frolicked in as an excuse for alcohol and violent carousing, this festival goes way back to the time of Lord Krishna and beyond. I’ve tasted Holi while flying low over the festival fires burning […]
Holi in Jaipur, 9 p.m. Well, this afternoon I finally took Rob down to the Govind Devji temple complex; we missed darshan but we did catch a little arti at a small temple nearby, and wandered around the outskirts a little bit and soaked up a bit of early Holi energy. Not tons of colors, but […]