This is Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Seringapatam, Mysore.
You are not allowed to take photos inside the palace. The photo below is taken by standing outside looking in through the door (a bit naughty, I know, such a tourist I am). Inside are many intricate murals and stories told via paintings, art, colour, patterns and textures. It was quite mesmerizing! I have never seen so many different patterns and colours in one place.
Below are some photos from Mysore Palace. Most nights they put on a light show at the palace….it was amazing….you sit down and listen to a story (not in English) that is accompanied with music that corresponds with different lights displaying at different times. At the end of the story the coloured lights go and the whole palace lights up in the white lights for 3 minutes. The weather was perfect and the ambience was wonderful!
The shots below are taken when walking out of Mysore Palace grounds…
We went to the KR Market yesterday (also known as the City Markets)…wow, what an experience! My poor phone camera got a real ‘work-out’. Times like these I wish I was a better photographer, but anyway these photos will help me remember this place hopefully. It wasn’t a very sunny day so I think the colours would be even more vibrant if there was more sun.
Can you guess what is wrong with the picture below? Look at our Rickshaw drivers right leg….yes…he is pushing another rickshaw that had run out of petrol. Our Rickshaw driver must of been a ‘saint’ because he was the first driver to agree to putting on the meter for us (rather then quoting an inflated price) and then half way through our drive he stopped for the broken down rickshaw and then literally pushed the other rickshaw for about 5 kms to a petrol station with his right leg.
We visited the Iscon temple and watched some of the ceremonies. We were not allowed to take any photos on the inside. After going through the temple we then went to the vegetarian cafe in the lower ground level of the temple. My favourite was the lemon rice with peanuts. But the samosa’s were pretty amazing to. I also bought a vegetarian cook book from the temple book store called ‘The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking’. (Dale/Simone/Brian, I can hear you laughing from the other side of the world.)
I went to Brigade Road last night. Shops stay open in Bangalore until 10pm every night so there is always somewhere to go after work. Brigade Road is one of my favourites because of the street lights. They have a lot of ‘upmarket’ shops here…
I also went to Cauvery Handicrafts on the corner of Brigade and MG Roads where I bought some earings. They have a huge range of amazing handmade products.
Even the news is quite entertaining here in Bangalore!
The top news headlines/story for today is: ‘Government Being Urged toTake Stronger Action Against Onion Hording!…..There is an onion crises gripping the government where onion horders are forcing the price of onions up to 70 – 80 Rs a kilo. Some will be charged with ‘Insider Trading’…..