Photos of the Haul: Part 1
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…
A few more Jodhpur photos
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, […]
More Holi Photos, Jaipur
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…
We’re on the Road to Jodhpur–I’ll Take That Ride
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 […]
Dreams & Textiles
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 […]
A Few Holi Photos
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 […]
Back to Rajasthan
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 8:18 p.m. Finally, dear Delhi departed—huzzah! Not a moment too soon, I swear. I hopped a pre-dawn ride with my friend Raju’s driver Mukesh, who was returning to Jaipur at 6 a.m.—worth waking up early to grab that easy flow. Groggy as I was, it felt great to enter incredible and evocative Rajasthan again, […]