Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jodhpur: The Blue City

Jodhpur is known as 'The Blue City', and it's easy to see why.  Originally only the high priestly cast called Brahmins were allowed to paint their homes blue, but now others do it too.  The deep shade of indigo is said to have a calming effect; to be cool in summer, and to repel insects.  Since blue is my favorite color, I just find it very pleasing!

And the city is the nameplace for 'Jodhpurs', the ankle-length pants worn for horseback riding and polo.  Jodhpur became a polo center beginning in the early 1900s, due to a maharaja's keen interest in the sport.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glenn, great words, great pictures, great experiences, great humanity! Dick