Oct 4, 2007

Decorated Elephant Jaipur Rajasthan India

The proud mahouts (elephant drivers) of India can go to great lengths to paint their charges with elaborate, colorful designs. This gentle giantess took time out her busy work day to pose for a photograph. She was blessed with naturally long eye lashes. Her manners were impeccable.

This close up was taken at the foot of the hill on top of which the majestic Amber Fort Palace in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, sits. To reach the top you can ride on the back of an elephant traversing the steep incline.

I walked.


Georg said...

Bonjour Wendy,

Splendid little pastel photo.
Why didn't you let him carry you uphill? A bit afraid?


Wendy said...

Bonjour Georg,
Merci. I must admit I have a fear of heights but she also looked tired and I felt she could do with one less traveler riding on her back.