Palace of the wind. Jaipur

PALACE OF THE WIND.

We visited this place which is supposed to be a Photo opportunity but it seemed to lack something.

It also made us targets for every tout trying to sell Tat.

However, the history behind it is interesting not least because it was built to hide the modesty of the Queen (or Indian Equivalent) who sat behind the screens and watched the peasant’s go about their business without exposing herself.

It was also cool up there (hence the name) as it was designed to catch the breeze.

The building is just a Facade there is almost nothing behind it, the back was apparently hung with sheets so it was dark inside making it easier for the queen to see out but harder for people to see in.

It’s probably not the high point of my trip but others may disagree?

However, I include it as context for our tour of Jaipur.

 

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