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... photos being taken. A common sight was of groups of men sitting around under trees, or at their front yards, just having a chin wag - this is called "atai". Apparently, they sometimes just sit together in companionable silence for hours.
It was dark when we finally weaved our way out of the old quarter and back to our earlier guide, Sham, who took us next to a jewellery and ...
... in, which look like glass containers in a pet shop! Two people fit in each glass box and they don't look very comfortable!
Jodhpur is known as the Blue City as there are many blue buildings as you'll see from the photos. On the first day we went to Sadar Bazar, one of the oldest markets in India. Unfortunately, I didn't get time to take many pictures as we were a bit pushed for time but there were so many colours, smells and sounds to take in its hard ...
... and would mark it as the best historical site I've ever seen, keeping in mind that the Taj Mahal won't be seen for another two weeks. "The Land of festivals" is how most India people describe their country. We've seen many on our adventure here but the one that had been built up the most was Holi Day. On this day, the Indian community celebrates the death of an evil King from many centuries ago. He proclaimed that all of the new born boys of his ...
... to make just a small trinket!
Below the Fort is the Blue City, .......Smurfville to us. The houses owned only by Brahmin's were all painted blue, however everyone has gotten into the act and the whole town is now blue. It is said that the blue colour helps in repelling insects, hang on while I swat a mosquito! The streets are narrow and winding and lined with vendors selling everything you need at the cheapest 'best ...
... of Indian paintings, armory weapons, cribs for the royal babies, and other artifacts of court life. There are musicians playing Indian instruments and a man offering two minute meditation sessions while playing the santoor. Don't worry, I bought that cd.
But I think this is truly an instance of a picture being worth a thousand words. I've included a picture of me in this post since one of my friends pointed out ...