Monthly Archives: March 2015

South India Here We Come!

Here is our itinerary for the trip that begins tomorrow. Between the heat, and  getting ready, and other things, I have been dithering about several posts I have started.  So I decided to share what we are doing  for the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, India, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Indian Architecture Award to Mr. Doshi

https://www.facebook.com/architecturaldigestindia/videos?fref=photo   Meet a truly amazing architect whom we have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to.  He is a gentle , kind, humble man who is known as the “Father of Indian Architecture.” He is 88 years old … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, awards, India, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery Solved? . . . .

  One of the things that has confused and yes annoyed the students and  us is how Indian people stand in line or don’t, exactly.  Here is a picture which tells the story.  The concept of personal space does not … Continue reading

Posted in India, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Home Sweet Home. . . . . .

TRAVEL from New York Times A Town on New York’s Hudson River Reinvents Itself MARCH 26, 2015 Photo Troy’s downtown is rich with Victorian architecture. CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times By C. J. HUGHES Curled along the Hudson River 150 miles … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Travel, Uncategorized, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mom, Pop and the Twins!

  This lovely picture was taken on the grounds of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Notice the orange triangular head scares that are mandatory for entrance.   But let me tell you the back story. . . . . We, … Continue reading

Posted in India, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Change in Amdavad

Last night we were invited to a dinner party with some professors of architecture as well as practicing architects.  One of the questions they asked us was what were changes we have seen in the city since our last visit … Continue reading

Posted in India, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Elephant Ride. . . . . Check!

Near the top of the  list of  desired adventures in India for the students was to ride an elephant.  Jaijpur is  the place to do it..   You can stand in line  for hours at the Amber Fort and have … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, India, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments