Indian Roadside Market

We have a second entry this week in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Groceries.  It is a photo of a roadside market we drove by on the road from Mysore to Coorg in India this spring. We saw it two months before visiting the subject of our previous post, the Marché Bastille in Paris, France. This was one of dozens we passed on the way. The similarities and differences between the Indian and Parisian markets fascinated us.  Everyone gets their groceries somewhere.

 

Architectural Harmony of the Mysore Maharaja Palace

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Challenge #44 – Harmony.

The Maharaja’s Palace, built in 1907, is a huge building in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture in Mysore, India. It was the seat of the Wodeyar maharajas until the creation of the modern Indian state.  One fabulous but gaudy area of the palace is the Public Durbar (Audience) Hall. The repeated granite columns and stucco ceilings provide a stunning sense of harmony and near symmetry. It was built to impress and it does. As Mel Brooks said in History of the World, Part 1, “It’s good to be the king.”