Somehow I managed to get myself into this silly little blogging rut these last few days – I’ve have a ton of photos to share & have spent hours on the internet but I’ve been lacking the motivation to actually blog & have instead spent all these hours obsessively planning to re-do my room.
Anyway the only way to get out of such a rut is to just do it so here I am; I feel better already!
Today I’m sharing photos from our visit to City Palace. It used to be the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur (unlike most of India, Jaipur was a princely state which meant rulers could keep their titles / wealth etc. as long as they co-operated with the British Raj via a subsidiary alliance). The maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi stayed there. Now a part of it now serves as a museum but most of it is still owned by the royal descendants.
Jaipur has a lot of pigeons. Everywhere. Every morning we would wake up to them making noise outside our window. Also they were everywhere in the museum. The people of Rajasthan definitely have an affinity for feeding pigeons & it shows.
Diwan-I-Khas (literal translation: hall of special audiences) had a lovely little shop that sold small mementos, I picked up a bunch of lovely postcards all featuring miniature paintings (the best quality I found in all of Jaipur!) Diwan-I-Aam (hall of public audiences) was lovely, but photography wasn’t permitted inside.