Between 1728 and 1734, Jai Singh had a passion, if not an obsession, for knowing the time. The result was the creation of the amazing astronomical devices, at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur.
On the day before Holi festival, some locals couldn’t resist opening up their bags of dyed cornflower, and making the world a more colorful place.This group of men were quite reserved with their pink / yellow combination. Things would be a lot wilder the following day.
Leaving the blue walls of Jodhpur, I headed east to Jaipur, the pink city. A few portraits of men on the street before the craziness of Holi begins.
There are some things I didn’t expect to see while traveling in India. A man dressed as Jesus, carrying a cross down the street was one. The fact that a second Jesus with bright orange hair was walking just behind him made the scene all the more surreal.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, one of the largest and most impressive forts in India. It’s quite a hike to make your way from the old town, up through maze of walls and gateways, to the top of the fort. It is worth remembering, that some who attempted this jaunt ended up impaled on spikes, showered with boiling oil, shot with arrows, and / or hacked, cleaved or decapitated.
Spent most of my time in Jodhpur wandering through the twisting alleyways of the old city. Local kids were pretty inquisitive, so it wasn’t too difficult to get some street portraits. Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
This man is the coolest flute player in the world. Ron Burgundy is second.
Demonstrating how to tie a turban, and also how to wear a fantastic mustache.
A troop of Indian scouts on a field trip to the fort in Jodhpur.
Even Tom Selleck would be impressed. Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited