Indian Snapshots *3*

2 Feb

After a whole week of being sick with a really bad stomach flu (like REALLY bad) I finally feel like a human being again.

Last week I didn’t even have enough energy to plug in my hard drive and wade through my India photos.  If you know me you’ll understand that means that I was practically on my death bed (have I ever mentioned I tend to exaggerate a teeny tiny bit at times?).

But I’m feeling good today and managed to put together the next set of my favourite images from our recent trip to India. Sometimes I can almost taste and smell the memories of that trip just by looking at the photos.  Love that so much.


Tasseled pillows in the market place.  I resisted.  And I regret it so much.


Miniature eggplants and the sweetest red carrots you’ll ever eat.


Basket of flower garlands ready for the temple.


This woman had so much character.  My kids were terrified of her though.2014indiadeegpalace5

We were so fortunate to have a guided private tour of this old palace in Deeg.  The ornamental tiger cage (for live pet tiger) was a favourite feature.  The kids spent hours running throughout the grounds, jumping over fountains, avoiding gangs of monkeys and having the time of their lives with their friends. A favourite day on our trip in India.2014indiajodhpur6

While visiting the fort in Jodphur we came across this sweet little parakeet.  He was the most curious little guy who seemed to love getting his photo taken.  If you’re interested I have about 659 other photos of him…2014indiajodhpur8

This is his shy pose.2014indiajodhpur12 I almost can’t look at this photo because of the sadness of not being able to get a hot syrupy bowl of Gulab Jamun is too much to bear.  There is nothing like it on earth.


Temple visiting.

Indian Snapshots *1*
Indian Snapshots *2*


13 Responses to “Indian Snapshots *3*”

  1. Deepa February 3, 2015 at 09:07 #

    Your closeup of that woman is beautiful. Boy, you’re brave. I am way too shy to ask permission to get really close!

    Oh, Indian shopping regrets. I feel you. Things I didn’t buy on my honeymoon in India seven years ago still haunt me today.

    And. GULAB JAMUN. Mmmmmh.

    • Jillian In Italy February 3, 2015 at 12:21 #

      I’m also usually quite shy to take photos of strangers but the people in India were so beautiful and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t (worse than shopping regrets I think!). They were actually really proud and happy that someone wanted to photograph them.

      Do you think Gulab Jamun would be hard to make at home? Seriously, I dream about it at night…

  2. giova brusa February 3, 2015 at 11:06 #

    Love all the pics as always, so beautiful.
    The portrait is quite stunning.
    And the parakeet reminds me of my beloved tiny parrot pet 😦
    So if you have hundreds of pics of the parakeet it probably means more pics from the trip are still coming?

    • Jillian In Italy February 3, 2015 at 12:23 #

      I totally want a pet bird now! I just know it wouldn’t survive more than 5 minutes with Birdie in the house. And yes…more photos to come soon.

  3. Kanchan Singh February 3, 2015 at 13:47 #

    Hi Jillian, Lovely photos… You really have a good eye! Where are the photos of the umbrellas? Looking forward.. Kanchan

    Sent from my iPad


    • Jillian In Italy February 3, 2015 at 22:24 #

      Oh yeah, I have to try and find the umbrella photos! There’s another shopping regret…I should have bought more of those!

  4. Elisa Bieg February 3, 2015 at 22:02 #

    Wow, these are amazing – that palace is just breathtaking, I cannot imagine how it must have been in real life!

    • Jillian In Italy February 3, 2015 at 22:26 #

      Thanks Elisa. It was pretty incredible to visit the palace. We were so lucky to have the private tour because it’s usually closed to public.

  5. lauren February 11, 2015 at 14:11 #

    Gracious, that parakeet doesn’t even look real! I love seeing your photos of India. I think I said before that my husband is half-Indian, but we’ve never been. Someday. You bring color to my dreams of it.

    • Jillian In Italy February 11, 2015 at 15:30 #

      Lauren, you’ve got to go! I just know you would adore it there. Has your husband been there (or was he born there?). Jx

  6. grammao February 17, 2015 at 00:36 #

    do you remember our Indian friend, Veena. (she was our neighbour when you were a year old) and she fed you curried eggs and Gulab Jaman. Funny how that is just coming back.


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