Lady In Yellow

Perhaps, my favorite memory of Jaipur is the amazing, traditional colors worn by the women. No where have I encountered such vibrancy in every day clothing, no where have I seen the amazing array of colors as at a wedding. This woman works at the Amber Fort in Jaipur. She is a cleaning lady. She…

The Ancient Portal

I am drawn to doors. They represent portals to the unknown. They represent mystery and surprise. They represent the mysterious progression of our lives as we continually walk through one door while ignoring other doors.  I look at this beautiful, ancient specimen and can’t help but wonder about the lives of the many thousands that have…

What Color is Your Elephant?

There are three options to get to Amber Fort from street level…driving up the backside, walking up the steps, an elephant ride. My daughter took the elephant up. I took the steps. I took the steps for two reasons. Primarily, because my fiance was disappointed that we could not ride the elephants when she visited…

The Amber (Amer) Fort

It was my second trip to the Amber Fort in Jaipur. The first time I was a wide eyed spectator. This time I would be a guide to my daughter and her boyfriend. This time I had an idea of the pictures I wanted to take instead of stumbling onto scenes and snapping the camera.…