Category Archives: Portfolio

Exploring Jaipur :

The Sheesh Mahal at Samode Haveli

Acco-IMG_9053header The busy lanes of the old walled city of Jaipur conceal many treasures. The walled city moves to its own beat and is very different from the more modern parts of Jaipur. Going into the walled city is a bit like stepping back in time. The architecture, the traffic, the shops, the houses, even the people and their mindset is different. The best way to experience this difference is to spend time in the walled city, preferable walking and meeting people.

In this series of posts I will explore the world hidden inside the fortification walls of the pink city of Jaipur. The restaurants, the eateries, the havelis, the shops, the craftsmen, the artists, the temples and much more. The walled city is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveller willing to step off the beaten path.

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Khajuraho, the jewel in the heart of India

The temples of Khajuraho were built by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty during the 10th and the 11th century CE. The building of these temples started almost immediately after the Chandelas came into power. Surviving temple inscription suggest that many of the currently existing temples were completed between 970 to 1030 CE.

The temples are made of very good quality sandstone, with a granite foundation that is usually concealed. The builders didn’t use mortar: the stones are put together with mortise and tenon joints and they are held in place by gravity. This form of construction requires very precise joints. The columns and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons.

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Walking to the temple

Header_GoverdhanjiJust completed a set of four black and white prints for a wall in the Restaurant @ Samode Haveli. The prints feature images of traditionally dressed Indian women walking into temples.

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Portfolio: Interesting dining areas

This portfolio contains images of beautiful dining areas.

These images were made over a span of many years while photographing professionally for my clients.

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