It was a lovely sunrise at Lalbagh.
We entered by the south (Siddapura) gate:
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.
It’s a great place to photograph heritage, history, people, plants, trees, birds, insects…
Here’s the jewel in the jewel, the Glass House:
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!
The central bandstand:
Here are some of the birds:
Blue Rock Pigeon:
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:
I don’t know the name of this flowering tree:
The Cup of Gold vine:
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:
The magnificient, approx-200-year-old Silk Cotton tree, one of the sights of Lalbagh:
Kigelia pinnata, the Sausage Tree:
We returned home via the famous Ashoka Pillar in Jayanagar:
All the photos are on my FB album,
It was a very enjoyable morning!