Thursday, July 02, 2009

beyond horizon: visit to Cafe Pink floyd

So sapota after attending last marriage of circa 2008, made his way to Pushkar. Pushkar is globally famed for its annual animal fair. Its not much of animal fair anymore, its a traditional and cultural Rajasthani festival.
Sapota's arrival with his folks at this place was not much of bang bang. We just landed here in early noon without making any fuss.
From Surender's wedding
First spot we hit was pushkar ghat, which is on the bank of pushkar lake, which is a beautiful lake in this dry land, situated between Aravali ranges. Some pandas were bothering us, but as you guys know sapota is punda buster, so no one could even get near him.
From Surender's wedding
The street from lake to temple was surrounded by shops of stuff, only tourists would buy, traditional clothing, antic jeweleries, decoration items, artifacts, chandeliers, Weapons and things like that. Brahma temple was situated at little higher elevation, so we have to climb over the steps to finally meet our god. The trivia about this place is that, this is probably the only Brahma temple. The temple had ancient architecture, many beautiful idols and copies of Vedas.
From Surender's wedding
So after paying our homages to deities, we dispersed for shopping. Sapota bought saffron kurta(long top), skirts, bangles, chunni(Indian attire for girls) and bags for sapota's sister. As we roam around the market, there were Giant wheels and merry go rounds. The most fascinating thing was Weapon shop, those shops have all the damn hand weapons you can imagine.
From Surender's wedding
Next adventure was a camel ride, Sapota must admit camels are the real cool dudes, I mean they don't give a fuck. The ride was rather an awkward one, but for a first timer, its an experience in itself.
From Surender's wedding
Next destination we proceeded towards was Cafe Pink Floyd, Sapota had read about this cafe in rock street journal. So it was earnest desire of sapota to visit this 'holy' place. There were boards and wall painting providing direction toward cafe pink Floyd. The cafe is located in a rather congested place. The owner had converted his mansion into this cafe, which is symbolism of how rock n roll can change lives. Grand entrance had board has art work from the movie, "the wall".
rom Surender's wedding
As you enter inside you can see there are rooms with with full of art work from all pink Floyd album. Each room named after one album, then there were tents and hammock and other such stuff all arranged in a manner reminding some art work from Floyd albums. As you climb even further, next level has same art work and relics. Terrace again has art work from legendary "The wall" red and black hammer. Entire environment of this cafe is floydized. From top you can see view of full pushkar city. The terrace is just beautiful with small garden on it and the sitting arrangement is just awesome, rugs and shacks all around. different kind of chairs and umbrellas.
From Surender's wedding
We ordered some snacks, and booze, mind it booze is all illegal here, so you get it under the table. Food was good, had good variety and served well. As I talked to owner of this cafe, he told me, how much he loves floyds and how this entire thing is such a passion for him. He however expressed his regrets of not able to attend Roger Water concert, as he is so busy with cafe. Sapota was glad to see this destination. He told me, at night the music goes all loud and psychedelic. We really didn't have time to stay at night.
From Surender's wedding
Wish I could be there for long, our journey had to end somewhere, so we set fourth to Jaipur.

22 comments:

Chriz said...

wonderful.. i had my first camel ride in jodhpur.. still remember it

Keshi said...

these great pics of faraway places make me wanna be there Anuz...so beautiful!

Where in India is this?

The PF Cafe sounds so v interesting...


**The owner had converted his mansion into this cafe, which is symbolism of how rock n roll can change lives.

so true :)


Keshi.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

ah, i guess first experience are always good.

Keshi,
This place is Rajasthan, one of the most vibrant states in India.

Keshi said...

I hv heard so much abt Rajastan, I've seen their dances, heard their music and ogled at their beautiful colors, sarees and tradition...I go to alot of Desi functions, thank God for that!:)

Keshi.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

ha ha, btw, real fun lies in visiting the sand state itself, i am sure u will have many indian friends inviting you to India.

Keshi said...

I hv tonnz lol yes! But I dun think I can visit ALL those friends :) I'd be exhausted!!

Keshi.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

in that case, u can chuck meeting them, u can just be with me, LOL

Keshi said...

nice try, I'll think abt it LOL!

Keshi.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

yes yes, think think, this is golden opportunity, u dont want to miss this one.

Keshi said...

ofcourse not!!! :) I know u will be great company. Im serious :)

Keshi.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

looks like my fan following has crossed national boundaries.

Escapist said...

Occupying !


joliiees:-)

Keshi said...

lol mine know no boundaries!

Keshi.

Ria said...

wow!!those pics were just awesome. I hav never been to Rajasthan till date! :(

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

thanks, rajasthan is a place to be, really vibrant and beautiful

Puppet said...

Yes been there.... Lake is peaceful... The place is very quiet.. Firangs are hot n they make a lotta noise...

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

ah, an unexpected visitor.
I was there in that place for a very brief time, so couldn't hear all that noise.

Puppet said...

yea me too... I mean yes i didnt expect my visit too... here tht is... Puhkar I expected... I think yes I did... Wasn all tht high to be there without expecting.... So oh yes definitely expected a visit to Pushkar....

And then met a guy firang... who tried hittin on my ma by explainin tht how dogs were a mess and he had written a letter to the municipal commissioner and asked him to help out the dogs... He claimed tht the dogs had themselves requested him... i.e. the firang last poonam ki raat...

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

i never knew dog-ese was a real language, i thought it was more of a dialect.

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