Green Gujurat

Nameste!

Last week was the celebration of successful businesses and all things Gujarati with visitors from all over the world. The end of the week was a huge flower show down by the river.

narendramodi-poster-flowershow2015This Mr. Modi who started Vibrant Gujurat celebrations while he was the Chief Minister of the state. Now he is the Prime Minister of all of India and his native state is more than a little proud.

It took us awhile to get to the right place after a rickshaw ride where we drove over a  half finished highway until there was a huge barricade and the driver had to take us back over the bumpy, dusty road.  We went to see the work of a friend at Cept who is in the Masters of Landscape program. Here is two  of the flower sculptors Brianca designed and produced.

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Below is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat and  the  peacock flower sculpture, my favorite!

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Lovely sights and work, but we thought highly unlikely that these flowers would last a day in the ferocious Indian sun without continuous watering.

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As we walked to the exit to catch a rickshaw, this amazing man caught our eye.  I have no idea who or what he is nor his story but I wanted a picture. I  requested a picture, knowing quite well that  he would agree.  Here it is for you my blogger friends.  If any of you can figure out a story about this most interesting man. . . .please do tell! David called him “an Indian Santa Claus!”

Ta ta for now from Incredible India!

some images from  Google public domain

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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6 Responses to Green Gujurat

  1. Brilliant pictures and such a privilege to be there. The old man? Could that be a disguise? Maybe it’s Lord Lucan…

    • annetbell says:

      Frederick, I love your comment and had to research the Lord Lucan saga. LOL. . . . I think it is indeed Lord Lucan and I am glad we lived to tell about it! Thanks!

  2. The old man is one among the too many…He represents the treasure of experience and Indian wisdom…

  3. Dear Annet,
    This reminds me of the flower show hosted in my hometown each year and the fun I had with my cousins who would arrive for the occasion. Just like your curiosity, to be one among the many tourists from different culture with attentive appearances is also my favorite part of the expedition!

    • annetbell says:

      What a lovely comment. I am so glad this brought back happy memories and that you could connect with this post. I loved your story! You hit the nail right on the head with your analogy of the joy of traveling! Thanks for stopping by !

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