Category Archives: Jaipur

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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The Pink City of Jaipur – An architectural portfolio : Part II

IMG_4441 headerThe pink city of Jaipur is unique in that it is the only pre-modern Indian city that was built according to a master plan, in one go. The walled city of Jaipur still retains the distinct architectural character imparted by its unique heritage, and it still is a photographer’s dream come true.

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The Pink City of Jaipur – An architectural portfolio : Part I

IMG_4398-headerThe pink city of Jaipur is unique in that it is the only pre-modern Indian city that was built according to a master plan, in one go. The walled city of Jaipur still retains the distinct architectural character imparted by its unique heritage, and it still is a photographer’s dream come true.

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Portraits of Thakuran Devi Singhji Chomu and Rawal Sangram Singhji Samode

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Just finished these two portraits for the Restaurant @ Samode Haveli in Jaipur.  They now adorn a wall in the central hall of the restaurant.

The portraits were made from old black and white photo prints. I copied the old photographs with my camera, cleaned them and then digitally printed them on museum grade canvas using my Epson Styluspro 9900 printer. I then hand painted the canvas using acrylic paints.
 

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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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Jal Mahal – Jaipur

The Jal Mahal (literally “Water Palace”) is a beautiful Mughal-Rajput style palace located in the center of the Mansagar lake a few kilometers to the north of the city of Jaipur. Designed a pleasure resort, the Jal Mahal is an approximately 60m square multistory building which has chhatris on each corner. When the lake is full only the top floor remains above the water level and the Palace can only be reached by boat. The terrace has a typical Charbagh style Mugal garden. Located on the tourist artery, the Jaipur – Amer road, Jal mahal is one of the iconic sights of Jaipur.

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