Shapes of the Pink City

by Julia Laporte March. 09, 2019 720 views

The city of Jaipur has a very different feel to it than Delhi. It seems more relaxed and the traffic is definitely not as bad. The other cities we’ve visited in Rajasthan are too small to be put into comparison. As we made our way across Rajasthan from West to East the one thing that was a bit overwhelming was the increase in tourists. At the Amber Palace close to Jaipur, especially, the masses of people made us feel so claustrophobic that we hurried through it as quickly as possible. Having seen it with very few visitors thirteen years ago, the difference was quite shocking. As the crowds made us feel quite uncomfortable and did not allow for much time nor room to take pictures I focused on details in some places and the bigger picture in others.

The stairs up to the Amber Palace - still empty at this time in the morning as most visitors ride up on an elephant

The stairs up to the Amber Palace - still empty at this time in the morning as most visitors ride up on an elephant

The second courtyard within the Amber Palace; the small enclosed walkways within the palace were a lot worse..

The second courtyard within the Amber Palace; the small enclosed walkways within the palace were a lot worse..

Jagat Shiromani Temple

Jagat Shiromani Temple

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

Within the City Palace compound

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

The world's largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar

Within the Palace of Winds

Within the Palace of Winds

The famous facade of the Palace of Winds facing the street

The famous facade of the Palace of Winds facing the street

The famous facade of the Palace of Winds facing the street

The famous facade of the Palace of Winds facing the street

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Ueli Haldimann 2 years, 1 month ago

Liebe Julia und Matt
unbedingt den SA 10. August 2019 reservieren. Details gerne über einen "privatere" Kanal, den ich aber nicht kenne 😀.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Ueli Haldimann 2 years, 1 month ago

Ist notiert, WhatsApp ist am Besten (und du hast meine Nummer)! smile

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Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

#6 Stunning#5 would make a nice graphic art type image hanging on the wall.  I was watching a documentary on math and numbers #9 When they covered the Arabic numeral system they focused on India and its contributions to the sytstem. This sundial was talked about briefly on the program and it one of those spots to visit on my wish list. This is a lovely series of images and #2 managed to give me a bit of anxiety as I am not a fan of crowds especially when they are surrounding me but even with the crowd I am drawn into the image and the palce.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, Russel. #9 was definitely an interesting place to visit. I’m “glad” #2 gave you a bit of anxiety as that was exactly how I felt and the reason I took the picture in the first place. After we had spent many days in quiet places this was just a shock to our system. Also, having known it with very few people I just wasn’t prepared for such a crowd. Still worth a visit though, if you know what to expect! smile

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Russell Smith Replied to Julia Laporte 2 years, 1 month ago

#2 was quite sucessful at conveying the emotion that you desired which honestly sometimes I can struggle with . I could visit there but I would I would have to be with someone I trust implicitly.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

Definitely a good strategy - one that applies to many places in this world.

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Greg Blaney 2 years, 1 month ago

You take fabulous pictures, Julia. The framing in #6 is excellent and I really like the tight crop in #13.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Greg Blaney 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, Greg. Shot #6 was a lucky one: the city palace was also crowded and behind me there were SO many people. I just had to wait till a person taking countless selfies disappeared behind the right hand column and it looks like the place was deserted. #13 didn’t really strike me until I set it in BW and then I felt it somehow worked. smile

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