November 13, 2014

India Photo Diary: Jaipur



"Snakes are actually deaf. The music is just for show" The guide told us.

"Okay, there's nothing pink about this city." I said, after we had arrived in Jaipur.

Jaipur is known for its fort and other amazing archeological structures, and it is commonly refereed as "The Pink City"... Except there is nothing pink in the city. If anything there is this color of salmon throughout the old city wall.

"In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India. So the city was painted pink to welcome the guests as pink represents the color of hospitality... But they couldn't find pink, so they painted it this tan color." our guide Dinesh explained.
"... And by the time the British went back and called it the 'pink city' it was too late to change the name."

Yup, as I have complained India is a country where the people will promise you everything followed by a "BUT".

I then continued to ask the guy if there is a significant meaning of people putting pictures of Gods on their front step, as I was seeing a few. His answer was my highlight of my day:

"People in India are religious, but they also urinate anywhere it is convenient. It is a rule that you never put a picture or a figure of God where the toilet is. So some people put a picture of God in front of their house to avoid others from urinating in front of their house."

India, you amazed me everyday I was there.

33 comments:

  1. Girl! These photos are magical. My husband and I love Indian food and their holi festival which is so much fun! We used to have Indian neighbors, they were soo nice! India is a place That is in my bucketlist!!! Your outfit goes so well with tje place ::)

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  2. What an incredible place- and I'm sure the photos don't do it justice! You look lovely. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. What wonderful photographs! Beautiful! X

    Marianne x
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  4. Hahaha...I love your short and sweet piece. Loved the second photo of the orange building and the one with your colorful skirt. I love how the mixed landscape of nature, modern and old colonial broken down buildings just look so insanely amazing against the locals in their colorful clothes! It definitely no longer looks pink! Or even really close to it!

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  5. You look so lovely in the first photo. I'm particularly enthralled by the parasol you have there. I love your OOTD in India. You totally blend into the beautiful backdrop. I love all the funny anecdotes on the pink city and the picture of God. India amazes me too.

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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  6. I am loving your travel photos—they make me feel as though I'm there with you, Keep them coming!

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  7. Wow. Wow. Wow! Wonderful! Really really beautiful and wonderful pictures!
    xx

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  8. This post makes me dream :)
    You look really fab, pics are wonderful...

    xoxo
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  9. Seems like India is a very amusing place indeed. I love how you capture the culture of it <3

    becky ♡ star violet

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  10. LOL... omg... I love that you asked why, most people would just wonder... now we know why :)

    I can't believe women are still carrying things on their head, I don't even like a hat one my head most of the time :)

    Did you get to ride on an elephant... I think I would like to do that, although I hear they don't smell very well... so maybe not...

    I LOVE all the pictures, the buildings look majestic... great scenery ;)

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  11. Beautiful photos. Looks like a wonderful trip. I love your skirt.

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  12. Bahaha, oh my word, their reasoning for putting pictures of God on their front porch.... xD
    I've loved hearing about your experience in India! It's been a trip, that's for sure

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  13. Hahaha! The answer about why they put God in front of their house is hilarious! I think it's amazing that you get the opportunity to visit India. What a beautiful country and girl, your pictures are stunning!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  14. The photographs are mind-blowing...The city may not be pink, but still its colours fascinate me...I'd love to visit someday.
    Well, at least there is an interesting story behind the but....and that's always good.

    you looked so lovely on all of the pics<3

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  15. OMGGGGG I love the pictures! The architecture is gorgeous and I seriously still don't get how you manage to never look like a tourist :\ I looked like a hobo that stole a DSLR camera 3 days into Thailand. Are you traveling anywhere else before heading back to Canada? Now that I'm back home I shall have to live vicariously through your travel posts...

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  16. These photographs are just incredible! First, I love your outfit; second, the animal photos are just brilliant!!

    xx

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  17. aww amazing photos! I love the architecture and cultures you showed to us. Definitely inlove with such a lively colors too <3

    www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow. That second photo blew me away. I love the photography. Such beautiful vibrant photos.

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  19. LOL!!! Love the logic in India!
    Beautiful picture indeed.

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  20. That's such a random thing to do. To put god's face where people won't urinate.

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  21. Wonderful ad cute outfit, the place looks SPECTACULAR!!!! *0*


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  22. awesome place!
    mind to follow each other on GFC? Let me know :)

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  23. Wow...Jaipur is indeed so so beautiful!! And omg, your skirt is so so pretty!!!! ^_^ And hahaha, his answer about the urinating part was for real??? :o #mindblown!!!! <3

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  24. I am somehow amused with the Indian logic. It feels like they aren't spiritual at all; like they've been parading their "religious beliefs" without really understanding the faith and respect it should demand.

    But even so, India is beautiful. It's a strange and dangerous place but still beautiful!

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  25. Lol- what an interesting story! These photos are amazing filled with so much color and busyness it looks like such an amazing place to visit and explore. Plus you are stunning, your style is so spot on, can't wait to read more!

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  26. Perfect pics!

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  27. your pictures are beautiful. i love how you incorporated the influence of the beautiful colors around you into your outfits.

    xo

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  28. Your pictures are so gorgeous! And I love your maxi skirt in the first few pictures! It goes so well with the Indian culture!

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  29. So many wonderful pictures! I love seeing such beautiful places!

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