No trip to Mysore can avoid the splendour that is Mysore Palace. It is pure Victoriana, as the overall impression is one of the Raj in the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. The grounds of the palace are impressively large, and the palace still provides a home or the current maharajah and his family, who, although the royal title and annual pension have ceased, now act as governors of Mysore (I think that’s how it works?).
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, current Maharaja.
As is the norm, Blogger has totally reordered my photos, but I don’t think that’ll spoil the show, such as it is. There is a large Hindu temple within the main building but we didn’t go in as I don’t do bare foot.
These are all photographs of various largely internal aspects of the palace. It’s all been quite nicely restored in all its glory to what it would have looked like in the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. I think you (whomsoever ‘you’ are) will agree that it’s another awesome place.
|A modelling challenge if ever I saw one - and it is in hand for my return.
|External view of the palace.
|This door is solid silver.
|Detail from the murals - Players Navy Cut!
|The silver door again - one of several.
|A selection of nineteenth century cannon and limbers. Rifled muzzle loaders I think.