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Dreams Without Measure

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire.
Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born.
And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure.”
(Kahlil Gibran – Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer, 1883-1931)

The City Palace is a palace complex in Udaipur, the City of Lakes, in the Indian state Rajasthan.
It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 in a flamboyant fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and stands on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and the Lake Pichola.
This picture was shot in the Audience Room of the maharaja’s apartments and symbolizes what I always dreamt of India when I was younger.
Each time I have an opportunity to escape for a few days to Udaipur, I come back there and the dream is untouched, flawless and without measure…

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Closed In A room

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
(Criss Jami – American poet, existentialist philosopher and lead singer of the rock band Venus in Arms, b. 1987)

The City Palace is a palace complex in Udaipur, the City of Lakes, in the Indian state Rajasthan.
It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 in a flamboyant fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and stands on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and the Lake Pichola.
This picture was shot in the maharaja’s apartments.
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The Maharajah of Huescapur

Posted in Daydreams & Reveries with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by designldg

This a portrait of the legendary Maharajah of Huescapur in Uttar Aragonshal a northern princely state of India.
He was famous for his many royal decrees referring to anything that could be off-limits.

The word Mahārāja (also spelled maharajah) is Sanskrit for “great king” or “high king” (a karmadharaya from mahānt “great” and rājan “king”; due to the distinct Indoeuropean origin of the two words, the Latin cognates are very similar: “magnus rex”). 
Due to Sanskrit’s major influence on the vocabulary of most languages in India, the term ‘maharaja’ is common to many modern languages, such as Bengali, Hindi, Gujrati, etc. 
Its use is primarily for Hindu potentates (ruler or sovereign)."The Maharajah of Huescapur"The female equivalent title Maharani (or Maharanee) denotes either the wife of a Mahārāja or, in states where that was customary, a woman ruling in her own right. 

The term Maharaj denotes separate noble and religious offices, although the fact that in Hindi the suffix ‘a’ in Maharaja is silent makes the two titles near homophones.

On the eve of independence in 1947, India (including present day Pakistan) contained more than 600 princely states, each with its own ruler, often styled Raja or Thakur (if the ruler were Hindu) or Nawab (if he was Muslim); there was a host of less current titles as well.

Juan-Pablo from Huesca in Aragon (Spain) appears here under the features of this imaginary Maharajah, Huescapur and Uttar Aragonshal don’t exist, those places are coming from my mind…