Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Few Random Holiday snaps.

The War Memorial - I thibnk it was Delhi.

I think these ladies are the Jaisalmer equivalent of the Minehead four.


Beige doesn't exist in Jaisalmer.

The teacher gave me permission to snap the children
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15 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

I guess if you wear beige in the desert, you could be mistaken for sand ;-) But you're right, they're really very colourful there. I've only been to Mount Abu and Jaipur in Rajasthan and that was decades ago!
When were these pictures taken?

R. Sherman said...

Thanks for the photos. The subcontinent is a place I've always wanted to explore.

BTW, with chilies, as with all peppers, the fire is in the seeds and the internal ribs. The outsides are perfectly safe to handle without fear. (I speak as a Mexican cuisine aficionado.)

Cheers.

Pat said...

Cloud cutter: we think it was about ten years ago - not more. I seem to spell Rajasthan differently each time. I'm copying you now:)

Randall: oh that's a relief. I didn't know that. Silly me!

lakeviewer said...

I have not visited these places. Your pictures took me there. Thanks.

Pat said...

Lakeviewer: good - I'm glad - there'll probably be more;)

The Cloudcutter said...

Yes, that's the correct spelling :-). As for the chillies, although the fire is inside they are quite powerful on the outside too. For one, you keep sneezing and heaven help you if you rub your eyes while handling the chillies! I'm speaking as one who's handled these fiery red devils several times. The fresh green ones are worse btw. Have you ever eaten them?

Guyana-Gyal said...

I was going to say the same about pepper and eyes. argh.

A doctor's wife from India once gave me a dried, salted pepper to eat...but it wasn't hot. It was nice. I forgot to ask her the name of that pepper.

What always baffles me is how those old, old places built those tall structures without the technology of today. No cement either.

The Cloudcutter said...

The war memorial is called India Gate btw

Pat said...

Cloud cutter: thank you for that and India Gate:) I haven't knowingly eaten them.

GG: we have red, green and yellow peppers which are good to eat in salads and also roasted. Is it capiscum? Interesting question about the buildings.

Madame DeFarge said...

Great pics - but what about the karaoke?

Pat said...

MadameD: you have me flummoxed:)

Pat said...

Madame D: penny's dropped. No karaoke but I did join a group of dancers in the desert. Equally embarrassing for all concerned. I think the whisky was to blame.

Four Dinners said...

Looks like Hayes Town to me...


soz...

Voddy.

nite babe x

Kanani said...

The colors! So rich! I remember going through the desert outside of Jaipur, and marveling at the rich colors of the clothing.

Pat said...

Four.d: I bet you aren't joking:)

Kanani: the colour is affected by the non digital camera.