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Paul showed lately the photo from Kazbegi with the cows and wrote that cows are in Georgia everywhere except the cities. I wrote that in India they are mainly in big cities. I am a bit surprised that Paul do not remember it. Maybe it is different in places, anyway, Rajasthan cities were packed with cows (and monkeys, donkeys, camels, goats, and sheep as well).
I could show a whole gallery with animals on Indian streets, here I chose three photos from Jaipur, Pink City. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan with a population of three millions. This is the entrance to the City Palace, the center of the town.

City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers right up to the 20th century.
I was in Jaipur after a kind of typhoon, on rainy day. It was a pity because the biggest attraction is a observatory with many big sundials and all these didn't work without sun. Besides, it was mud (mixed with cow dung) so you can imagine my trousers after this walking. But I met there our friend Pixelterror and was happy with great fun. I miss India...

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Also near the City Palace

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