The sheer beauty of the rooms was overwhelming
While Udaipur is not in the sandy deserts
of Rajasthan, the Aravalli hills
are still very arid and hot. To combat the 43 C plus fierce heat and sun
of summer, green and blue tinted windows and pools of water were placed
strategically throughout the palaces. The marble lattice windows would
allow a breeze to enter, run across the water in the pool and cool the
inhabitants of the rooms.
Mirrors, inlaid jewels, and glass gave
this small sitting corner an opulent touch.
Breck was all about allowing the natural
air conditioning to work its magic on him - he'd seek out the corners where
a breeze was blowing and cool himself (with great satisfaction).