Thursday, February 05, 2009

Surprises. Good for the soul.
Some wide eyed wonder, some awe, some “Oh really!”
Like the stupendous magic of Shivamani , thundering percussion amidst the flickering strobe lights and all.
Like the majestic beauty of Chowmahala Palace. Lit up like it were day.
So perfect as a backdrop.
Past the lush quiet lawns, the quiet fountain, the stately halls.
The quarter-slice moon overhead.
Viewed past the champa-grove.
Wandering about, wide eyed through the Darbar Hall in its glorious beauty. Imagining the palace in all its splendor and tehzeeb, once upon a time.

Also- the Razas spotted this morning in a spiffy office, quite unexpected…



7 comments:

shooting star said...

love the chandeliers!!!

manuscrypts said...

some ..yes :)

AmitL said...

Arghh--u're still in Baroda??How I miss the place..and,Durbar hall-must be 20 yrs since I was there-yup-majestic is the right word.
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Have u seen the Baroda museum lately?I haven't been there since 2 yrs..next visit,surely.

mago said...

Style.
Yes, definitely.

quin browne said...

love the carvings, love the text... love the idea of where you went and what you did...

austere said...

quin- India awaits. :)

mago- the Nizam was a connoisseur of fine things, yes. Such majesty!

amit- this is the Chowmahala in Hyderabad. Far richer than our city. have you been to the museum in the palace?

manuji- some, some. surprise is the word, pls to note.

shootin'- lovely it was. just beyootiful, hearing your footsteps echo in that vast hall...

Portia said...

Quite a lot of energy from all that history and fresh colour!