Sunday, November 16, 2014

Albert Hall @ Jaipur

     In the 'Pink City' Jaipur, is a garden called 'Ram Niwas Garden' spread over 33 acres. In the centre of the garden is the Albert Hall museum. It was built in 1868 by Maharaja (Emperor) Sawai Ram Singh. Like most of the buildings in this area, it is made of red sand stone. In fact most of the buildings in the old city are made of the same stone. Because of the color of this stone Jaipur is called the pink city. Even now all the buildings have to be of the same color even though sand stone is no longer used for construction! You shall be fined if you do not! It is a beautiful museum in a beautiful building and attracts hundreds of pigeons besides tourists! 
     Found it an interesting subject to paint in my recent visit to the city. Felt the character of the building would be incomplete without the pigeons. Hope you agree with me.