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2023 - The Year That Was

Places impact you for a variety of reasons. And the same place impacts different people in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual experiences, where every single person’s experience is unique. And personally, every spiritual experience is unique, the same person can have different deeply spiritual experiences at different places, at different times. This thought has emerged because of my own experiences over the years, but especially so this year, with different and unique experiences at various places I have visited recently. I began this year with a visit to Baroda (Vadodara) with friends. It was meant to be a relaxed trip, a touristy trip, with our sons. We enjoyed ourselves to the hilt, but the highlight of that trip was a visit to the Lakulisha temple at Pavagadh. It was the iconography of the temple that I connected with, and I spent a few hours simply lost in the details of the figures carved around the temple. There was an indefinable connect with

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. Located picturesquely in a garden just outside the walls of the old city, it is impossible to miss or ignore.





The building was originally intended to be the town hall, but it was later decided to house the museum. We were unable to enjoy the museum from inside thanks to lack of time, but it looked so beautiful that we were unable to resist stopping to click some pics!



And the multitudes of pigeons ensured that we got some amazing ones!!





And thats my entry for Sky Watch today! For more beautiful skies from around the world go to Sky Watch Friday



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  1. Lovely pictures, it has some interesting collections including a mummy!

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    1. Thanks Mridula!! yeah, i read about the Mummy, which is why i actually went ahead and bought a combined ticket which included entry to this one too... but as it turned out, i wasnt able to visit.. anyway, this was just an off the cuff jaipur trip.. and we missed a lot.. will definitely go again!

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  2. The population of pigeons in Jaipur is simply amazing..

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    1. oh yes, Arun! absolutely!! samhith enjoyed making them fly away wherever we went !!

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  3. Brilliant shots Anu. Perfect timing!!

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  4. Amazing shots of the building and the pigeons. Love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend. Happy Skywatching!

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  5. Lovely set! I have seen these pigeons!

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    1. Thanks Kusum!! I guess these pigeons are almost always a part of that scene!

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  6. The building's architecture is beautiful... And those pigeons - so many!!!

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  7. Oh wonderful!! Perfect timing too!

    The architecture in the background looks amazing, and with all the pigeons flying out from its direction makes it stand out even more!

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  8. Beautiful shots. Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  9. What an incredible museum!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. THanks Gary! Its even more incredible inside, apparently!

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  10. The architecture is really soothing. Beautiful shots. We were also there but could not get inside as that was closed that day. The area is pretty clean and princely.

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    1. thanks PNS! looks like we both need to make another visit to see this museum!

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  11. beautiful pictures. Those pigeons are having a good place to live.

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    1. Thanks, Vetrimagal!! the pigeons indeed have found a beautiful mansion to live in!! lucky ones!

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  12. Beautiful capture, Anu.

    Thanks for letting me know about this Museum. I hope to visit Rajasthan in November and will definitely try to visit it the.

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    1. Thanks Sudha!! You should def go there... it seems to have some interesting stuff... would love to hear and read a first hand account from you.!

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  13. I might try to visit this from inside . Thanks once again for sharing

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