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The 11-gun salute princely state of Gondal spanned an area of about 1000 sq miles comprising four towns and more than 175 villages. The state was ruled by a dynasty of the Krishna-vanshi Jadeja Rajput clan from Thakur Shri Kumboji in the 1600s.
The present owner of the heritage hotels of Gondal, JYOTENDRASINHJI VIKRAMSINHJI SAHIB, is the grandson of HH Bhojrajji.
The collection includes a pre-1910 New Engine that belonged to Maharaja Bhagwat Sinhji which is a a real beauty with its superbly crafted gas-operated lamp, curved glass windscreen and woodwork interiors of the coach. The Delage D8, Daimler, and the grand 1935 Mercedes seven-seat saloon are examples of supercharged European cars of the 1920s and '30s known for their superbly crafted bodywork and high performance.
Stylish American cars in the collection include a 1935 Packard two-door convertible coupe, the 1930s Buick convertible and the 1935 Ford convertible. Imposing American cars of the 1940s and '50s include a 1941 Cadillac saloon, a 1947 Cadillac convertible, a 1947 Buick convertible, a 1947 Oldsmobile, the 1940s Studebaker convertible, the 1947 Lincoln V12, and the 1950s Cadillac Eldorado limousine. The Gondal collection also has post-WW2 jeeps, station wagons and pik-ups that have seen many a shikar in the 1940s and '50s.
The high-performance European cars of the late-1950s include the 1958 Mercedes 300SL two seat roadster, the 1959 Jaguar XK150 and other cars that Maharaja Jyotendra Sinhji and Maharajkumar Ghanadityasinhji raced to wins at many circuits. Also in the collection are muscle cars like the 1960s Chevolet Camaro and Surtees Formula 5000. Recent additions to the collection include the 1992 Corvette ZR1, the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, the 1997 Buick Riviera, and a Dodge.
Wood in all it's beautiful glory | See more ideas about Wood art, Woodworking projects and Carved wood...
Woodworking has a long and rich place in our history. Early humans used it, along with stone, clay, and animal parts, as some of the first materials they mastered. It still remains relevant today, as many objects in our everyday life are crafted from this sturdy form.
There are a myriad of ways to manipulate it, one being wood carving, which itself dates back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains a statue of a man from possibly 4,000 BC, produced from sycamore. This piece is one of the first in a long tradition of carved wood art.
Nowadays, artists continue to work in this timeless medium. Some, like Damiano Taurino, carve and treat the wood so that it has a smooth, cloth-like appearance. Others celebrate its jagged form and incorporate it directly into their work.
Denmark has a wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty waiting to be explored. Denmark's many charms have become apparent to a global audience, particularly in recent years.
Denmark's eco-credentials are obvious throughout the land. In Copenhagen, the bicycle takes precedence over the car and is arguably the best way to explore this compact, picturesque city. On top of all this, the food is legendary - Danish fine dining paves the way for the best of Scandinavian cuisine.
Denmark has given many contributions to the world and is generalized by many to be the most delightful place to live on earth. Here are our top 10 captivating facts about Denmark.
1- Fairy Tales
2- Lego Land
4- Nobel Peace Prize
6- Oldest Independent Flag
7- Famous Danes
8- Danish Cuisines
9- Danish Inventions
10- Dog Breeds
This artist should be awarded with something like a Nobel laureate, Oscar or something of that nature. This is truly beyond being talented, this is extraordinary super talent. It is a lot higher than professionalism.
Although Holi Festival is originated in India, it has been adopted in many places across the world. This festival of color is still widely celebrated as a religious festival in India.
Holi Festival is celebrated in the day after the full moon in March each year. Moreover, the festival will be taken place a day earlier in West Bengal and Odisha.
There are four main powder colors used to represent different things. Red reflects love and fertility while blue is the color of Krishna; yellow is the color of turmeric and green refers to spring and new beginnings.
People spend the day to carry powders and liquid colors and throw as well as the smear on the clothes and faces of neighbors and relatives.
The tradition of throwing colored powder (also called gulal) during the festival is rooted from the legend of Krishna, whose skin was dark blue.
Totally, it is popular around the world for the powder that travelers throw on each other. Holi Festival leaves the participants a coat in color by the end of the day.
Get into the cement plant and understand the various core equipment.