Jaipur India 2015

Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds

The Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 for the ladies of the harem so they could observe the processions and bustle of activity on the street below without being seen.

On Sireh Deori Bazaar in front of the Hawa Mahal.
Market in front of our hotel.
Jantar Mantar, observatory used to determine the position of astronomical bodies (planets, stars, constellations) for astrological purposes (1728-1734).
Our local guide.
Local residents!
City Palace Museum
Silver urn that carried Gandes water for the visit of Madho Singh II to London in 1901.
One of the four doorways in Pritam Chowk, "Court of the Beloved".
Another of the four doorways in Pritam Chowk, "Court of the Beloved".
Chandra Mahal, residence of the maharaja.
The puppet show!
The dancer!
The snake charmer!
The snake charmer!
Cloth factory, block printing.
Rug weaving.
Cleaning of the carpets.
The gate to Sireh Deori Bazaar.
The Bazaar.
Hand bag street vendor's set up.
Another customer.
Cow visitor!
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Jack Ahearn
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