Mysore Palace

Mysore has the Palace from central casting.

Overwhelmingly beautiful, a melange of styles and colours that come together incredibly well.

It’s a pastel wedding cake that perfectly captures the essence of India – a hodgepodge, a mishmash, a series of stratified layers and rings more numerous than any tree or rock, an avalanche of appropriations of such diversity that it shouldn’t work – but joyously and splendidly gloriously it does.

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The seat of the Wodeyar maharajahs the British architect, Henry Irwin designed it in 1912 after the original burnt down.

The Royal Family, their attendants and Durbars.

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Time for an ice cream after all the excitement

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Then pick up our clogs from the Chappal store

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We return for the night performance which is an enchanting fairytale of lightbulbs with a slightly off- kilter brass band kicking off with  Colonel Bogie before embarking upon the strangely familiar tune below.

A prize has been announced of a date with the dislocated hippies  for the reader who identifies the tune.  2nd prize is two dates.

2 thoughts on “Mysore Palace

  1. No idea what the tune was- however there seems to be no other response either, so unsure whether that means I win first or second prize.

    BTW, I hope you don’t mean a “Roy & HG” style date.

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