CFFC: The World of Windows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is must start with W and have at least two vowels. This would have been another toughie but for the fact that I am on a trip to Udaipur, the City of Lakes in Rajasthan India. And I have loads and loads of windows just from the City Palace.

Ready?

Off we go…

Open windowsOpen, closed and designer windows. City Palace from the outside

Open WA view of the City Palace from inside from one window of the other windows. But to be honest, I took it because of the tree which was even more interesting on a closer look. But you’ll have to wait before she makes a appearance of her own 😀

The City Palace complex is the private property of Shreeji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th custodian of the Mewar Dynasty. He resides in one part of the huge palace complex while two parts are converted into luxury hotels. One part is open for the public. But let’s not get distracted and continue our search for windows.

Elong WAn elongated window to look out but not be seen – a common motif in most windows, although shapes and designs may differ.

Sq WA square window.

Design WAnother view of the world. Beautiful workmanship no doubt but may give a sense of being imprisoned don’t you think?

One window to anotherAhh a breath of fresh air and uninterrupted view of the world of windows from a window 😀

CityThere were open windows overlooking the city of Udaipur, or

Lake WEnjoy the serene calm waters of Lake Pichola.

Fine netA view of the fine meshed windows and the colorful shrubbery was an added bonus.

Sun windowAnd talking of bonuses, a final Sun window over the stairway at the hotel.

Thanks for visiting – do leave me a note so that I may check out your selections too 🙂

 

 

 

SPF: Shoe Bite

20-ceayr-january-21st-2018

Shoe Bite

Word 197

 “What’s so funny?”

Diya started from her intense contemplation of the wall décor. “Raj!” she exclaimed, “What are you doing here?”

“Same as you I guess,” he shrugged, “to attend the conference. Why were you smiling?” He insisted.

Diya laughed, “Doesn’t it look as if an irate father is kicking away a potential suitor?”

“Like your father kicked me away?”

“That was my decision,” Diya’s eyes flashed, “because you…”

“I heard that you are now divorced?” Raj changed the topic.

“Yes.”

“Any regrets?”

“Except that I waited so long.”

“What about remarriage?” He asked.

“No.” She was curt.

“How do you manage Sia alone?”

Diya shrugged. “It’s difficult but not impossible.” She hesitated. “I…I am sorry. I heard…”

His lips twisted into a bitter sneer. “So the whole world knows about my cheating wife.”

“Not the whole world. Your sister told me.”

“If only you had…!”

“Why don’t you divorce her?”

“Because that would mean giving up my daughter as well.” His face was grim. “So that’s not even an option.”

Diya gave a mirthless smile. “Life’s a circle isn’t?”

“What do you mean?”

“Wasn’t that what you wanted me to do?” She said gently. “Leave my daughter and marry you.”

 ***

My 50th Sunday Photo Fiction story in 200 words or less! My thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and C.E.Ayr for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here. And to read my other Sunday Photo Fiction stories click here.

Thanks for visiting!