Elephant House, View from Inside
This is one of the many elephant houses around Jaipur and Amer. These elephants are mostly used for giving rides up to the Amber Fort, they are also used for weddings, playing elephant polo, and occasionally in movies. Their care has really increased over the last few years and this has become a model program for elephant keepers.
Charan Mandir (Feet Temple) atop the Aravalli Hills near the Nahargarh Fort, surrounded by characteri...
Bawri-Stepwell at NaharGarh, Jaipur. Is the ancient source of water, that was the only source during ...
The Nahargarh Fort stands at the top of rugged point of the Aravali hills and offers a spectacular vi...
This pano is short out side the main temple,Khole ké Hanumanji Mandir, in front is the eating/food se...
It is possible to hike to the fort from the Pink City. The hike is not as streneous as it looks. Don'...
Jaigarh Fort near the tower gives this nice overview of the Amber Fort, Town of Amer and far off you ...
This fort does not have the same palace qualities that are displayed in Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort...
Jaipur, Nahargarh fort
The wall that surrounds Nahargarh fort blocks off many opportunities to gaze upon the city below. The...
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.