elements-haveli-architecture-rajasthan-jaipur-jaipurthrumylens

The world can wait!

I participated in a photo walk here in Jaipur a few months ago. You can read more about it in this post Photo walk in Jaipur/ Street Photography – Faceless Frames ” Hands

As I was heading back after this photo walk, I saw this person in a deep sleep at one of the Gokhas of a heritage building which now a government library in Jaipur.

rajasthani-architecture-government-public-library-chaura-rasta-jaipur
Beautiful amalgamation of European and Rajput architecture which houses a government library in this heritage building.

 

Gokhas can be found in all old buildings in Rajasthan especially Havelis. These are important architectural elements of haveli architecture and are arched sit outs on either side of the entrance. These were essentially designed as a social space. The residents of Haveli used to sit here so they could chit-chat with the known passerby.

elements-haveli-architecture-rajasthan-jaipur-jaipurthrumylens
Gokhas are arched sit outs on either side of Haveli entrance. An important element of Haveli architecture of Rajasthan.

Here are two close-ups of the above picture in monochrome.

 

street-photo-walk-in-jaipur-photography-jaipurthrumylens

 

This reminded me of a quote:

“What hath night to do with sleep?” – John Milton.

I’m sure the everything in the world can wait for a good sleep. What do you think?

street-scene-during-jaipur-photo-walk-bazar-chaura-rasta-jaipurthrumylens

Posting this for Wordless Wednesday and Weekly Photo Challenge – waiting.

Check out more posts on Wordless Wednesday and Weekly Photo Challenge 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am taking My Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter

 

 

 

Advertisements

69 thoughts on “The world can wait!

    1. We can only guess…all I can say is that he was deep in his sleep because even the shutter sound couldn’t wake him. I guess he must have been tired. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Varsh. 🙂

      Like

  1. Haha imagine when he wakes up , he realises that he is famous on the internet!
    I always wonder about consent when taking such pictures… just abthought don’t get me wrong , as a doctor , we can’t take any pictures until explicit written consent is taken . Called the HIPPA rule . Very cumbersome, but imp for legal issues.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kuheli, You have picked up a valid point. Generally, I’m not into clicking pictures of people unless I strike conversation and take their approval. You are unlikely to see many pictures of people on my blog. I guess it was such a sight that there was no question of taking an approval.

      The rule that you have mention applies in western countries. If you are uploading any picture for sale on stock photography site, you need to take approval in written from the person being clicked. Without this approval, the picture cannot be uploaded on the site.

      Like

  2. I didn’t know this is called Gokha, but I’ve noticed them in so many forts/ palaces/ houses… I can imagine it’s hard to resist a quick nap in the cool shade 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s