Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lalbagh Gardens & The Bull Temple: Pictures!

I met my friend Emma the summer before my senior year of high school. We were both attending  an intensive theatre program at a college in upstate NY. She was my favorite person there from day one. Nine years later I don't remember a single thing I learned in those three weeks (including the names of any of the other participants) but Emma remains one of my absolute favorite people.

When I met up with Emma in April for one of our typical theatre and sushi outings, and broke the news about my big move, I wasn't surprised at all when the first words out of her mouth were "I'm coming to visit".

Exploring the Lalbagh Gardens in Bangalore with Emma and her Mom. They made a weekend stop in Bangalore and then went on to explore more of India.

Amazing tree.

The staff at the gardens are working hard to prepare the plantings for a big festival in mid-August.

The Glass House, behind us, was built in 1890 to resemble the Crystal Palace in London. Twice a year, for major festivals, the structure is completely filled with a multi-level, carefully curated flower display.

My face looks like that because I had to take my shoes off, and the floor of the open air temple was gross. (It was still worth it.)

My favorite part of the day was the gardens behind the Bull Temple. It was completely green and lush, unlike any other part of the city I've seen to-date. But the coolest part was that every single one of the trees was FILLED with giant sleeping bats.

1 comment:

  1. I remember you AND Emma from Oswego that summer and even though the connection is fuzzy 9 years later, I'm enjoying following your adventure! Your sense of humor and fun are what I remember most of you and I'm glad to see growing up hasn't changed that. :-)