Dome at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
The "Dome" at the reception-lobby of The Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK.), designed by Charlese Correa. The dome-roof is hand painted in the "Rajasthani" traditional style, with Indian Astrology as the theme, the various charts and names and symbols are all related to the "Art of Astology".
Built in 1991-93 the plan is inspired by the original city plan of Jaipur, consisting of nine squares with central square left open.
JKK. is the center of Jaipur's art scene, hosting many plays and art exibhition and seminars relatedd to arts and culture.
Though government run, JKK still has an active calaender through out the year.
The Inner Courtyard, at the JKK, houses the museum (south) and two Art Galleries, and on its east, is...
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The Ganesh "Pol" or the Ganesh Gate, is the Centre piece of the entire Birla Auditorium and Planetari...
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The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King)...
This was taken above the restaurant. The dining facilities are not shown. The Peacock Rooftop Restaur...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.