The high point, as ofcourse the purpose, of our weekend trip to Agra was a visit to the Taj Mahal ( I will not talk about the lure of Amarvilas here). One could do a dozen posts on that and still not be done.... I will certainly give it a go once I've have sifted through the 200+ photos of the Taj that I took...you see,I get pretty trigger-happy ( with the camera ) on a holiday!
In the meantime let me share these two, seemingly mundane, sights that also caught my eye .
One that made me wonder....
....do these tassels make him pretty or just plain blind? The poor animal was in the middle of an endless traffic jam and I was feeling claustrophobic just looking at him. Wish people would show a little more concern for the comfort of these animals before they make them a part of their own festivities.
The other...made me marvel...at the ingenuity of the village women who make these perfect herringbone patterned stacks of cow-dung cakes. Not only does the pattern look beautiful it also keeps the stack compact and stable.Talk about art with a purpose!
Finally, have a look at this gorgeous cane rattle ..... does it not remind you of a spiral staircase? I bought it from a vendor in Fatehpur Sikri. Can you guess what I paid for it.........
All of 10 rupees ( 20 cents)!!!! Ofcourse I did not bargain...AT ALL. Since my 2-yr old doesn't really play with rattles, I will have to find another use for it.. a decor prop, perhaps!!