Lalbagh walk with PC, 100215

It was a lovely sunrise at Lalbagh.

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We entered by the south (Siddapura) gate:

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Since is interested both in birds and photography, he was an ideal victim, sorry, person, to take to this beautiful public garden, which is a jewel of Bangalore.

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It’s a great place to photograph heritage, history, people, plants, trees, birds, insects…

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Here’s the jewel in the jewel, the Glass House:

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What this Lady Voluptuous is doing in the middle of a Japanese garden has always been a mystery to me, but I was told that there were political forces at work resulting in her installation!

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The central bandstand:

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Here are some of the birds:

Blue Rock Pigeon:

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Common Myna:

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Rose-ringed Parakeet:

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Great Egret:

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Ashy Prinia:

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White-cheeked Barbet:

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While looking at some birds, I also saw some plants and trees.

Saraca ashoka, the Ashoka tree, under which Sita is supposed to have been sitting in Sri Lanka:

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I don’t know the name of this flowering tree:

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Amherstia nobilis:

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The Cup of Gold vine:

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A mango tree, more than 200 years old, from the era of Tipu Sultan, whose son had a lot to do with the setting up of Lalbagh:

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Mussaenda erythrophylla:

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Swietenia macrophylla:

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The magnificient, approx-200-year-old Silk Cotton tree, one of the sights of Lalbagh:

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Sterculia foetida:

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Kigelia pinnata, the Sausage Tree:

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We returned home via the famous Ashoka Pillar in Jayanagar:

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All the photos are on my FB album,

here

It was a very enjoyable morning!

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