Some wonderful images sent to us from our cousin Rono in Kolkata.Read More Lovely Indian Images
Magnificent, Magical Maheshwar. A tiny village with a big, impressive Fort/Palace and extraordinary, brightly-coloured retro-mod appartment blocks and houses.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Maheshwar
Mumbai, it turns out, has a lot of sharp edges. A city with a lot of grunt, a fair bit of thump, the occasional clunk, and the odd bone headed lunk. This is the story of one we met out walking down from the Elphinstone towards Crawford Market. Innocent bystanders looked on, sometimes innocent bysitters […]Read More Crumpin’ & Pumpin’ Mumbai
Maheshawar ? Small town about an hour out of Indore in Madhya Pradesh ? How was it ?………It-was-A-Ma-Zing ! An(other) incredible fort built by Akbar, this one decorated by the extraordinary Maharani Ahilya, brooding on the banks of the mighty Narmada, ghats like a stone pasture filled with sacred Nandis grazing and gazing at the […]Read More Maheshwar: People and…you know…art.
The many faces of Jaisalmer FortRead More May the Fort be with you: Jaisalmer
We know, dear reader, that like ourselves, many is the time you’ve thrust a New Idea into the centre of your Socialist Worker and gazed lovingly upon The Royals. Whoops ! Wrong Royal. How about these little boot scooters though ? Ahhh, that’s better. Here for your further Royalist loving delectation are some images from […]Read More Blue Bloods, Potentates & Plenipotentiaries
Whilst I was down for the count Bill tuktukked out to the Red Fort. He reported a certain austere grandiosity, emanating from a deceptively simple but incredibly powerful collection of buildings that have seen the birth and death of Empires and the creation of India. Refreshed by a kip we decided to follow the rings […]Read More Red Fort, Roccoco Respite, Runaway Trains
Lucknow deserves to be far more widely known. She is a magnificent Grande Dame of a City, beautiful and coquettish, enticing and seductive, smiling, gracious, charming and lovely, despite the slings and arrows that Fate has dealt her. In her Mughal prime Lucknow was the equal of Granada, Esfahan, Constantinople and Hyderabad. Her buildings and […]Read More Délices d’Architecture- Lucknow