There is the Pink City and the Blue City….Jaipur and Jodhpur. The Pink City is a tourist favorite, but the Blue City has really not yet been found by the same hordes. That is probably one reason I like it so much. Full of color and very accessible, and not very touristy,
Jodhpur is called the Blue City because when the city was about to be invaded, orders went out to the higher classes to paint their houses blue in order that they not be struck by the enemy.
There is a color market around the central Clock Tower, lots of cows and the amazing Fort Mehrangarh, two photos of which are included with this collection.
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!