Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Painted Elephants

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra

Fields and Children, village in Bharatpur

Yellow, Nimaj Bagh

I spent seventeen days in December traveling throughout the state of Rajasthan, in northwestern India. Originally ruled by the warrior caste known as Rajputs, this amazing land is home to both bustling cities and their majestic forts as well as great stretches of rural villages, fields and desert. I have never before been anywhere as photogenic. Unique and vibrant, the culture of Rajasthan and its people richly permeate the traveler's senses. Women, in vividly colored saris, stand out against the landscape, while men, though clothed in jeans and more western-wear, model great Rajasthani mustaches.

They paint their elephants. And cows. Please go here to see more photos.

I also remember that he watched her, curling his mustache.