Tag Archive | Rajasthan

train journey

  All Images © Francesca Moore On this train journey the thing i liked most, aside from being distracted by the three course complimentary menu for only a three hour journey (something i think Southern could learn a thing or two from when it comes to ‘value for money’), was the view outside the window… […]

Bellissima!

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© Francesca Moore

Met Bobby from Bellissima, a handicraft shop in Jaisalmer. Bobby’s fighting for the rights of women in the Thar desert, who may be widowed or divorced and are otherwise without opportunity to work for a living. Bobby says that women cannot be seen to work in the shops or restaurants as these are jobs of men, and she’s proudly here in her shop fighting to change the views of society. This blanket was designed and handmade by women in the Rajasthani villages, and all proceeds go to them. It also kept us very warm on the train, so thank you again!

rooftop culture

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All Images © Francesca Moore

From the lovely Hill View Guesthouse, nestled below the Mehrangarh Fort, I became fascinated with the rooftop culture in Rajasthan’s blue city, Jodhpur. From here you can see people ponder, play, sleep and pray. Beautiful.