Jodhpur Photo

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Kristian Bertel

Photo by Kristian Bertel - The Blue City of Jodhpur. It is thought that Brahmins, members of the priestly class, first took to coloring their houses blue to signify their domicile and to set them apart from the rest of the population. Soon, however, the rest of the population followed suit. History does not tell us which brave non-Brahmin was the first to do it, yet it happened and since that day the people of Jodhpur have steadfastly maintained this tradition.

Location: Jodhpur, India


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