Travel theme: Arches

Creamy, aged arches greeted us at Amer Fort (also known as Amber Fort) near Jaipur, India.  In the section known as Sattais Kacheri, the carefully outlined, exquisitely beautiful arches with scalloped shapes become even more interesting as we moved around them, noticing what seemed to be an endless maze. The columns stand soldier-like in just-so […]

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Travel theme: Decoration

Although constructed in the 16th century, Amer Palace (also pronounced and spelled Amber Fort) near Jaipur, India, is awash in colorful, well-preserved decoration — even today.  Incredible facades and niches bear intricately painted frescoes, panels of marble inlay, and reliefs like this flowered one in the Hall of Mirrors. Ganesh Pol (or Ganesh Gate) named after the […]

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