Pigeons, Jaipur, India

For the bird lovers, especially pigeons, historical monuments are one of the best places to find them. Their count sometimes make me feel that the number of pigeons in a building is directly proportional to its age. Their cooing sounds take you back to those periods when the monument was active with inhabitants. Now the permanent inhabitants are these pigeons. These permanent inhabitant witness new persons (tourists) daily in their lives.

Pigeons had played a major role in Indian history. They were the postmen (postpigeon) of the past. Kings used them for communication. Lovers used the pigeons to send letters. You can now only watch them doing this romantic act in some very old movies.

During my visit to the Albert Hall, Rajasthan, India which is a museum from the later half of the nineteenth century, I came across a large number of pigeons. As I mentioned before, their numbers confirmed me about the age of the museum. But the pigeons would have seemed a menace and they had to install this net right inside the museum. Somehow this installation of the net (for whatever reasons) disturbed the beauty of the museum. Albeit there was an advantage since the museum floors were shining white devoid of the creativity of these pigeons. But…

Pigeons, Albert Hall, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pigeons, Albert Hall, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Outside the museum, I captured a pigeon in flight. May be it is flying away to unknown quarters…

Pigeons, Albert Hall, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pigeons, Albert Hall, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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