Amber is in Rajasthan, India. The palace stands on a hill, overlooking a small walled city of temples and forts. In the 17th century, the court was moved from Amber to nearby Jaipur, which is famous for its jewellery.
From field and hedge all green had gone. The freezing rain and sleet had stripped the trees of every leaf from every bough.
Et ce n'est pas sérieux de chercher à comprendre pourquoi elles se donnent tant de mal pour se fabriquer des épines qui ne servent jamais à rien? Isn’t it important to try to understand why flowers give themselves so much trouble to produce thorns which then have no purpose? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ‘Le Petit Prince’