♥LOVE TIP – Wednesday February 22, 2012
Greetings to you most special ♥LOVELIES,
Welcome to JAIPUR where we arrived only a short time ago…….My dear Shelton has hunger for food and I for the internet and C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-O-N across the seas……so I fetch my trusty laptop and we share at the dinner table out on the ornate courtyard with the Indian music serenading us in the background……..Let me transport you to the Alsisar Haveli Hotel – www.alsisar.com ………What a wonderful mix of quaint and picturesque and old-fashioned Indian charm….”incorporating the grandeur of traditional Rajput architecture…..to give the traveler a taste of true regal splendour with modern day amenities….” Everywhere you look there is some form of ornate artwork and crafts….fabulous ceilings and doors with inlaid silver finishings or marble inlay work or friezes of gorgeous flower motifs, arches, columns, big brass door handles, staircases and balconies, chandeliers, elegant antique furniture, statues and smooth marble floors….with tastefully designed sitting rooms spread here and there, an amazing ornate dinning room….. and not forgetting the charm of the bedroom with its intricately carved poster bed and furniture……I’ll gather some pics of the treasures here tomorrow….
Feels like an adventure in itself to just be here….a fitting end to a special day….Did you know that the TAJ MAHAL as described by English poet Sir Edwin Arnold is “Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are but a proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones”……… It is a celebration of ♥LOVE for a woman exquisitely portrayed in marble. Taj Mahal means “Crown Palace” and it is the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb.
This most famous Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the ‘lady of the Taj’………It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for ♥LOVE. The Emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz, to whom he had been married for 17 years, died in 1629 in childbirth after producing 14 children. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed till 1653 as the fitting resting place for his beloved wife.
It felt special to discover that the TAJ MAHAL is not only one of the most popular world heritage monuments on earth but it is an expression of deep everlasting ♥LOVE.
My sweetie Shelton joked that I would deserve to be honoured with such style, graciousness and ornateness! Sounds pretty good to me!
Questions for you: Could you handle receiving this much honouring and ♥LOVE-ing from your ♥Beloved♥ How would you like to be honoured by your ♥LOVE-d ones♥ What is the most extravagant monument you have ever built for ♥LOVE♥…..
♥MIRRORING TOPIC: Share with someone/with us what this post brings up for you/touches in you. ♥MIRROR each other for a minimum of 5 minutes.
I’m off to sweet dreams in our magical bed sending much ♥LOVE and wishes that you are having a truly splendid day……Enchantedly and gratefully, Susie♥