Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Pink City

Jaipur is the capital and largest city in the State of Rajasthan in India. It is also known as The Pink City. While there, we had lunch at The Pink City Restaurant.





And also visited the largest exporter of antiques. Pictures were not allowed but I managed to snap these two as we were walking in.


Our tour included a trip to Jantar Mantar (Observatory)which is a World Heritage Site ...

"built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dials still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections."


It is said ... "An excursion through Jai Singh's Jantar is a unique experience of walking through solid geometry and encountering a collective astronomical system designed to probe the heavens."



Here's Sam the Man in front of his birth sign.

And me, a Pisces!



Happy weekend! Happy Pink Saturday! I hope everyone is having an extra special day! Friendship Blessings, Tammy

17 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love that you take us with you on your amazing travels! For tis "armchair" traveler, you are the bestest guide - thanks!

FoodFunFarmLife said...

Lovely to go on your travels with you, & see a different country/culture ! Have a super weekend ....

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What an incredible Pink Saturday Post! Very
interesting! Thank you so much for sharing.
You have a beautiful, interesting blog.
Thanks for visiting Flora Doora!

Jane
Flora Doora

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday! The pictures you have shared today are wonderful. I love hearing about other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend, Nan

Kelly Berkey said...

gorgeous buildings! thanks so much for sharing and taking us along on your travels!!

A Vintage Chic said...

So beautiful, Tammy! Love that observatory--so glad you share all the beauty you find on your travels...thank-you, my friend!

Julie

Jan said...

I ADORE the whole place.......love the geometric pieces, your photos in front of your 'signs', and the observatory. What a fascinating city and thanks for sharing the pictures. Just outstanding!

Hugs,
Jan

Mary said...

Hiya Tammy,
I like the neat border you've put around your header picture. Just came by to say "hi" and see where all you've been lately ;)

Diane said...

You have such wild and wonderful adventures. That looks like an amazing city. Diane

Yarni Gras! said...

love the trips you take us all on! I love the photos of you both, you look happy!

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, I love traveling with you! You will never forget these adventures. Thanks for sharing with us!
Sherry

Elaine said...

My mouth is still open fro looking at the two snap shots you took of those fablous export items. . Thanks for sharin.. I have both the Great-grabdaughters tonight..all night!! Wish me luck

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful photos. I've always wanted to visit India. Such a fascinating place. Love your new blog look. Lovely.
Maureen

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
I am so loving the tour of India. you have given us a real insight.
Smiles, Angela.

Mrs Twins said...

Superb photographs! I have really enjoyed looking through your blog.
Thanks for popping to SIBOL too and leaving such nice comments!
Love Suex

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Pink Saturday,Thank you for sharing..Health,
Wealth,Love..

Melissa said...

Can't believe I've gotten behind on your blog. Don't know where these last few days have gone. I'm not surprised that you managed to find an antique shop, sneaky you for snapping a couple of shots.
Too bad your birth signs weren't translated. How fitting for you that your sign had a doorway on it...HA!

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