Saturday, February 7, 2015

# 118 Hawa Mahal


A very quick note "live" from India.  OMG is all I have to say.  What an incredible country!  No more Internet time so thanks for reading.  
“We begin today’s discoveries with a view of the exterior of Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds).  This is actually not a place, but rather a facade of 956 delicate, honeycombed sandstone windows used by the ladies of the palace to watch the outside world without being seen.

Next, we’ll explore Jaipur’s Amber Fort-Palace.  the Fort is a stunning and well-preserved 16th century structure, built on four levels.  

Among its many splendors is the Sheesh Mahal, a small room whose ceiling, covered with tiny mirrors, looks like a sky filled with brilliant stars. Here, in Rajput times, a dancing girl held candles during a dance of love for her Maharaja.”  (Maybe I’ll try that with Rob) 

“Dinner is with an Indian family for a Home-Hosted Dinner.”

From OAT

Dhanyavaad for reading #118 of 7777.

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