Tag Archives: Jai Singh II

blog 200: the great clock of jai singh II

“Then let me show you something” he said. “That little underground room I said. “That little mystery that is not a vault filled with treasure?” “No. Not treasure. But it is a secret thing. Our family’s other secret.” We rode … Continue reading

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blog 180: the downfall of an indian genius

We dined on a simple but nice luncheon on the Dead Drop: a ballroom like outdoor courtyard that cantilevered out over the side of a fort wall with a vertigo inspiring straight drop 100 feet to rocks and then another … Continue reading

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blog 175: the genius of jaipur

And indeed the Jantar Mantar was an amazing place. It was a large plaza filled by one and two story sized structures of marble and sandstone on a precise stone foundation. The structures were gigantic instruments of surreal complexity and … Continue reading

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blog 174: the allure of the clock

—————————173 “Well, that is true. Fascinating” Ladoo replied. “People have speculated it was the Northern Climate or magnetism or Protestantism. The clock. It might make more sense. It was right in the middle of the above. It touches every single … Continue reading

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