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Pink City v2

I do not know how true this is, but apparently in 1876, the then ruler Maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink (the colour of welcome hospitality) in honour of the visiting King Edward VII. That painting tradition has probably stuck in.

Pink City v2

I do not know how true this is, but apparently in 1876, the then ruler Maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink (the colour of welcome hospitality) in honour of the visiting King Edward VII. That painting tradition has probably stuck in.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 18 Mar 2018, 02:04
True, or not, its a nice anecdote, Ayush.

This is a wonderful image.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ray.
Terrific shot, Ayush! I wonder if it's true - makes a good story anyway!
Ayush Basu: I have no clue. Thank you very much, Elizabeth.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Mar 2018, 06:14
Bonne idée d'avoir peint toutes les maisons en rose, c'est plus gai que le gris.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you on this, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2018, 07:11
I didn't know that Ayush. The man's clothing matches perfectly
Ayush Basu: Yes, a shot by chance, Chris.
It is a good story Ayush
Ayush Basu: I think so too, Bill.
Lisl just mentioned that pink is calming and that they us it in shelters.
Ayush Basu: My next shot will show something also that I imagine should be calming, Mary.
I like the shot, great composition Ayush. The building does need a bit of a repaint though.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you some urgent attention is needed, Brian. Thank you.
A fascinating place to visit, I imagine.
Ayush Basu: This place does offer many more possibilities and opportunities beyond tourism, Tom.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2018, 18:40
Even the T shirt matches.
Ayush Basu: A chance event, CherryPie.
I like it, it has a romantic and a bit retro, even here in italie there is something like that, it is not a city, but a small village in the Alps, all painted in pink.
Ayush Basu: Ahh, interesting, Claudio.
Oh the original window railing is very short!
Ayush Basu: Much like the shophouses of Singapore, many of which had full length windows even on their upper storeys, LC.
Edward wasn't King until 1901 but it does make a good story. Maybe it was him but as Prince of Wales.
Ayush Basu: Now that you mention it, I do remember that, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2018, 06:29
This is an amazing shot, Ayush. The man in the window carries the same pattern as the walls.... thank you for the write-up too.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like this, Astrid, and I am glad that I was able to spot this man at that time.
They appropriately also painted everyone at the windows watching the spectacle, Ayush. grin
Ayush Basu: Haha, that they did, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2018, 07:17
What an undertaking, Ayush - I hope the king appreciated it
Ayush Basu: Apparently the two were on good terms and played polo together, Lisl!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 19 Mar 2018, 08:03
a pink city... i will expect that if i ever go back to my hometown to visit haha
Ayush Basu: Haha, that is a good one, Elaine. I wonder how many would even remember me if I walked down the street in front of our house.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Mar 2018, 21:17
The pink t-shirt fits in well.
The man is honoring King Edward VII. smile

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