Wake up, wake up, we're leaving very early this morning to go the Amber Palace. We need to be there at 7am to make sure we get an elephant.
The mahouts are stretching and yawning, checking their harness and fluffing tassels. It's overcast again. Let's hope the rain holds off till we finish exploring! Picturesque, aren't they? Pushy, too, in spite of the huge 'no tipping' signs posted everywhere.
Come on, climb aboard!
Follow the other elephants up the switchback ramp
past all the beggars and sellers-of-useless-trinkets
through the outer gates
to the main courtyard.
Up the stairs through the Lion Gate, turn right and go through the Ganesh Gate, then turn left and head for the Hall of Mirrors.
Like glittering bubbles, even on a cloudy day. Make sure you look up:
Careful on your way down, the elephants are serious road hogs.
Oh nuts, here comes the rain again. It really makes it hard to get a good outdoor photo.