On my latest trip to India, I took two days to visit the southern India city known as Mysore, which for about 6 centuries, until 1956, was the capital of the Mysore Kingdom. The ruling family were patrons of the arts and culture, and their influence on this beautiful city can be seen in many corners of the cityscape. Perhaps the most pronounced is the amazingly beautiful Mysore Palace.
Included here are several photos taken throughout the city, with the last several of the inside and outside of the palace. Each night there is a spectacular light and sound show recalling the history of this great palace.
An inveterate traveler, I have spent a great deal of time searching for new arts and artisans, mostly in Asia. I am drawn to Asia thanks to my 25-year tenure living in Japan. During that period I traveled extensively and often in Southeast Asia. Upon returning to the US, I formed Arts of Asia in order to share the qualities I admire in Asia with my friends and customers in the US. To support this mission, I continue to spend 4 months a year abroad. The search is never ending!