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Travellers' Tales

 

Last month Penny and Garth Letori enlivened a rether gloomy October morning with their colourful pictures of Rajasthan, India.

Rajasthan

 

They flew in to Delhi and spent a day exploring the old Mongul-period walled city and the twentieth century new Delhi, largely designed by Edward Lutyens. The old city has many temples. Of particular interest was the 500 year old Sikh temple, pictured here, with its kitchen providing free meals for all, of any faith, demonstrating the Sikh belief in service, humility and equality. They also really appreciated the imposition of total silence at the new Lotus Temple, a welcome break from the traffic noise. Their tour then took them to many of the major cities of Rajasthan, viewing a succession of temples, forts and museums all highly decorated with carvings,  tiles and paintings. Street photographs gave us a vivid impression of local life and pictures of the Taj Mahal were a stunning end to a facination talk.

PROGRAMME CHANGE  - 13th November.

This month Phil and Wendy will give a talk about their trip to Cambodia and Richard Turner’s presentation about the Trans Siberia Railway has peen postponed until Monday 11th December. The picture is of the of the Wat Preah Keo or Silver Pagoda, at Phnom Penh.

 
phnom penh

 

All are welcome to our meetings, held at the Conservative Club, Lemon Street, Truro, commencing at 10:45 a.m. with coffee served from 10:00 a.m.

Philip and Wendy Franklin 01326 378871  wjf_pjf@btinternet.com

 

 

Richard Allen Groups coordinator