Beneath Mehrangarh Fort, which rests on the high point of Jodhpur, lies a city painted in blue. Blue was once a symbol of belonging to the Brahmin cast, the color now appropriated by all city dwellers. Today blue can be found throughout the meandering narrow alleyways. From high atop Mehrangarh Fort, or looking towards it, one sees a city awash in blue.
Several photos from the blue city have long since been posted in my India gallery, and these few images were found while culling through the archives. It’s a blend of a few city views, and scenes that I took in while departing one of my favorite cities in all of India.
Jodphutr too is one of my favourite cities
I can wander those streets for days…
Nomadruss – you are an inspiration to this 68 year old lady. My husband and I are moving downtown within weeks – and I am going to pull out my camera again – and just roam the streets with it. I cannot wait. Thank you.
Now these are among my favorite comments, thank you! While I love to document the culture around me, I equally enjoy inspiring others to do the same!
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Wonderful photos, the train station in platform particular drew me in. The light adds to the feel of anticipation of boarding and the train pulling out of the station. The last photo is beyond description for me.
I appreciate your kind words, I really do like the emotion in the last one. I can feel their pain at parting…
Haven’t ridden a train in India or been to Jodhpur, but from the picture of the train station, I can feel the humidity on my skin, smell masala, body odor, and diesel fumes, and hear the muted muttering of dozens of conversations. That’s how good that photo is.
That made me smile, thanks do much…
Great work, as always. Oh, I loved the blue city. Just committed to a photo trip to India for next November.
Where are you going in November?
Camping/village stays on the River Ganges, Sonepur area, Bandhavgarh National Park and then some by jeep, planes, boats and trains. Looking forward to visiting India a third time. One of my favorite places.
Or as an old British traveler once remarked to me while sitting in front of a Thai hut, “India, you feel so alive there!”
Great photos. I think I watched a sunset from the same spot as the top photo, but I didn’t have those cool clouds.
We saw the Navratri festival there and that was a trip. Some much color , chaos and noise.
Those festivals are out of control. Yes, I was glad for the clouds that evening!
Love this post Russ, beautifully done!
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An excellent depiction of an Indian city by Nomadruss.
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It looks so beautiful there. Thanks for sharing. Subscribe to my blog if you’re interested in travel!
It’s truly an amazing city, you should add it to the list the next time you’re on the Indian plains….
love the Blue City photos amazing, there’s a town in Morocco called Chef Chouen where everything is painted blue to ward off evil spirits, reminds me of this…beautiful
I’ve been to Chef Chouen, indeed another beautiful blue city. Thanks for the kind words!