Gazania in North Indian Spring Garden, Lucknow Photo Journal

gazania, spring garden, india (6)

Originally, Gazanias come from Africa, and are quite at home in the hot Indian late spring. Love them in my garden in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. I use saplings from local nurseries outside Motimahal Park or opposite La Martiniere Girls’

19 March, 2014 | Views: 6835


Salvia in North Indian garden, Lucknow Photo Journal

Salvia in North Indian garden, Lucknow

Bright red Salvia Splendens remains my favourite as it is a real hardy plant, and requires little care. It is the most common variety in an Indian garden – red salvia. Lots of sunlight, daily watering (not too soggy) and lots of space to grow (a

19 March, 2014 | Views: 12887


Shah Khamman Peer Baba Mazar, Lucknow Photo Journal

Charbagh railway Station, Lucknow , India

The railway station at Charbagh was built much later than the 900 year old Mazar Sharif of Khamman Peer Baba. The shrine is revered by people of all faiths. Baba Khamman Peer was a Sufi saint. Every week on Thursday, the Mazar is thronged by

10 November, 2012 | Views: 110726

Purana Shahi Qila, Jaunpur Fort Photo Journal

Jaunpur Fort

Jaunpur is a small town in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is about 50 km from Varanasi and is famous for Sharqi architecture. When I was a child, I met the queen of Jaunpur in her Lucknow home. She was a very pleasant lady and was called Rani Sahiba

08 November, 2012 | Views: 100689

Jain temples of Ayodhya – Uttar Pradesh

Jain temples of Ayodhya

Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh (India, of course!) is the birthplace of Lord Rishabh Dev (Sri Adinath), the first Tirthankara, teacher of Jainism. He travelled and taught, and continues to inspire, though millenia may have passed since he left his body at

31 October, 2012 | Views: 31226



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