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August 23, 2005
Jaipur - Rambagh Palace Mounted Guards
|Camera||Konica Minolta 7d|
|Lens||Tameron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm|
|Shutter / Aperture||1/160s / f/5|
Colors again! The India we know and love!
I would wager the Rambagh Palace is just about the nicest place you can stay in India and probably one of the nicest places you can stay in the entire world. It was built in 1835 as a hunting lodge and then converted into a palace in 1925 as the residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur, who reportedly still owns it and leases it to the Taj Hotel Group for a handsome fee: a popular way for former India rulers to keep up their regal lifestyle after the democratic revolution.
Jim and I stayed here for two nights. It was two of the loneliest nights of my life. A very small pity when the rest of India is considered, but it was personally very tragic to be in one of the most romantic settings I had or ever hope to be in during my lifetime without anybody to share it with. Even at our discounted rate of around $400 per night, I still felt weepy.
I took this shot during our first morning walk around the hotel. I couldn't believe this place was so opulent as to have mounted guards! Wow!
For those of you who are interested in seeing pictures of the rooms; shots are forthcoming...
Posted by jordanh at August 23, 2005 1:03 AM |
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