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Photo Essay: Is India’s Amber Palace Your Dream Home?

Architecture in India embraces arches!

Architecture in India embraces arches!

It’s weird looking at photos from a few months ago, before I became pregnant… I look so bite-sized tiny! But the fact remains that I have waterfalls more photos taken during our wonderful India teacher tour from earlier this year, and you shall have these pictures, even if it takes another year for me publish them all.

The palace spreads on and on...

The Amber Palace palace spreads on and on…

What we have here are the final photos from our tour of the Amer Fort, also known as the Amber Palace, right outside colorful Jaipur, India in the state of Rajasthan. When we last left off, my husband Colin, my little brother David, and the rest of the teachers on our tour had just climbed the mountain to the Amer Fort on the backs of elephants!

Is this a place you'd like to visit?

Is this a place you’d like to visit?

So the sights you see here are from the hours we spent in the vast Amber Palace (right after we found the best place in the world to do a funny Photobomb), gaping at the historic architecture dating to the year 1592 CE. Next to us were tourists from around the world. My favorite tourists, of course, are all those from India, as they are the best dressed! Saris are my favorite fashion on Earth.

The mountains make it more dramatic!

The mountains make the palace more dramatic.

So peruse these photos and ascertain: Is the Amber Palace your dream home, or do you prefer something a bit more petite? :)

Old fashioned "screens" to shield the beautiful ladies of the palace. So neat!

Old fashioned “screens” to shield the beautiful ladies of the palace. Love these.

Each piece of architecture in the Amber Palace is different.

Each piece of architecture in the Amber Palace is different.

The impressive view down from the palace.

The impressive view down from the palace.

Intricate detail graces each wall.

Intricate detail graces each wall.

India's Amer Fort is spectacular and vast.

India’s Amer Fort is spectacular and vast.

Posing as a statue.

Posing as a statue.

My little brother (left) and husband (middle) with a palace maintenance woman in awesome clothes.

My little brother (left) and husband (middle) with a palace maintenance woman in a great sari.

Women in saris looking out of a palace window.

Tourists in saris looking out of a palace window.

Lots of people in India and lots of tourists at the Amer Fort!

There are lots of people in India, and lots of tourists at the Amer Fort!

Just a small little garden...

Just a small little garden…

Tourists collapsing in the heat.

Tourists collapsing in the heat… of December.

Headed down from the palace.

Headed down from the palace., on foot this time instead of elephant.

Thanks for a lovely visit!

Thanks for a lovely visit, Amber Palace!

My brother, looking all innocent before the Photobomb.
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