Landour Speaks; A Photo Essay

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Landour Bakehouse

Landour is a charmer in many ways. One of them being the quotes that are displayed here and there.

We came across these cute and mostly known quotes written on the garbage bins along the path. Sadly, with the place no longer featuring in the unexplored or less explored category, we had garbage strewn around the bins! I wonder if its a Herculean task to drop it inside and keep the place clean?

Some quotes, befitting a hill could be seen on the trees…… one of my favorite is “There is no wifi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection

Landour Bakehouse, is a charming cosy place, with awesome baked goods, interesting decor and quotes all around ❤ Their ‘no smoking’ quote had me grinning 😀

So here are the quotes you all will love!
If you have been there …. relive the memories and if you plan to go there….. look out for them 🙂

And yes before I forget ….. sign board reading “I’M KLEEN” is a regular feature around there. I took it as Kleen = Clean till I discovered it was short for Keeping Landour’s Environment and Ecology Natural.

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

I’M ‘KLEEN‘ – Keeping Landour’s Environment and Ecology Natural

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

 

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HAPPY  TRAVELLING!
Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe

 

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TGIF! Here’s A Shot!

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Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron.
It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.

| Sunset | View From The Verandah | Monsoon Sky |

 

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TGIF! Here’s Some Trivia!

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The Persian Hammam or Royal Baths

 

Traditional floral fresco paintings on the ceiling of Hammam-i-Shahi

The earliest evidence of bathroom is from the Indus Valley (Harappa & Mohenjo-daro) Civilization ~6000+ years ago.  In Iranian culture Persian bath or hammam or bathhouse existed prior to the Islamic period. However, their number were limited due to the Zoroastrian religion’s reverence for the holy element of water. But in the medieval times, with the conversion of the population of Iran to Islam, bathhouses grew in numbers.

The Indo Persian hammam in Bharatpur Fort-Palace, Rajasthan, India

During that time the influence was visible in the royal bath’s of India too since we did have Turks-Mughals rulers. Even the Rajput & Jat rulers built similar baths in Indo (Rajput)- Persian style in their palaces. The ceilings & walls of the hammam’s are beautifully decorated with traditional fresco paintings (flowers, creepers)

This beautiful Hammam-i-Shahi (quite like a modern spa) was built by Maharaja Jawahar Singh in Indo-Persion architectural style (mid 18th century). The royal bath has two sections: one being the highly decorative inner section with lots of jaali window for flow of natural light and air circulation. The hammam has the provision of mixing hot and cold water too.

The highly decorative inner section of the hammam

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Bathhouses grew in numbers in the medieval times

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Another ceiling fresco pattern

 

 

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