Sunday, September 18, 2011

India's Bridges: Bridge with Horses in Morbi

After crossing the Gulf of Kutch we arrived in the ancient city of Morbi. Bridges sometimes have sculptures commemorating an ancient victory. This bridge has two beautiful stallions instead, running free without riders.

I don't know that much about Indian history, but I imagine a great Maharaja made this city the capital of his kingdom. Many of the bridges and buildings remain dramatic and beautiful. Today, it looks like another culture inhabits the ruins of an alien civilization. However we shouldn't mourn. The few museums I visited (the converted palaces of the raja) suggested that the population were his slaves. Still, Morbi is very beautiful.

We'll look at another of Morbi's dramatic bridges tomorrow.

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