So, the fort…
Playing musical instruments…
The Amer Fort.
Once again, foggy morning. Allegedly, it was Russia’s fault. A cold front which originated in Russia had travelled all the way to Jaipur, bringing the cold weather and fog. I would learn, later, that it caused havoc with the flights. I would experience this havoc a couple of days later.
The upper pic is the temple of goddess Shilla.
More gates. They still use this gate to secure the inside courtyard every night.
That building is where the maharaja would hold his meetings with public servants and village dignitaries. The army commander meetings would take place elsewhere.
Never been re-touched.
At the top, if you can see the three honeycomb window areas… this is where the maharaja’s wifes and female children would stand to see the maharaja holding court and having meetings(from the earlier picture). This was done so that they couldn’t be seen by the public, who would fill the courtyard, yet they could witness all that was going on. They would, also, congregate there to see the army come back from battle.
These pillars are almost three hundred years old.