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Suns with Moustaches

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a sun with a moustache.

It was in India, of course.


First in Udaipur’s extravagant City Palace. In at least a few different places.

Then, wondrously on a random wall in Jodphur, the Blue City.

I must admit that soon thereafter, I became slightly obsessed with finding and taking pics of as many golden faces with moustaches as I could find in Rajasthan.

Sometimes I would see a sun beckoning me in the distance and get super excited at the thought of the hairy adornment I would find painted upon it, only to be crushed upon discovering nary a furry filament on closer examination.

If a lot of time passed between moustached sun sightings, I became deflated and desperate and started taking pictures of anything with a moustache.

It helped. Kind of.

When we left Jaipur, bound for Agra and the Taj Mahal, my shining quest came to a sad end. No more mustachio for me. πŸ™

Have you ever seen a sun with a moustache? Where was it? Did you become obsessed like I did?

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  1. Wow they really have a thing for moustaches! Watch out, perhaps you have suddenly a handlebar as well! πŸ˜€

    May 14, 2016
    • There must be the highest per capita of moustaches there in the world. I’m convinced. Agri started to feel out of place after being there for awhile. He was probably wishing for a handlebar to suddenly appear. Hahahaha. πŸ˜€

      May 15, 2016
  2. I have never really seen a sun with mustaches, except maybe in cartoons! That is such an interesting find there. Really like the first shot of your partner looking up at the sun. Looks like he is befuddled by the sun and its face, and the sun and its mustache is happily smiling back at him. Not something that you see every day πŸ˜€

    May 14, 2016
    • Lol, yes the moustachioed suns are always smiling, happy and benevolent looking. I guess they have all they need, unlike us mere humans without moustaches. :p

      May 15, 2016
  3. I wonder if I have seen a sun with a mustache? If I have, it didn’t register. Now I will forever be on the lookout!

    May 15, 2016
    • Haha, I’m sorry to enter the suns with moustaches into your consciousness. It has a terrible way of turning into an obsession. πŸ˜‰

      May 15, 2016
  4. Im sure if i ever did see a sun with a moustache I’d become a fanatic about it, like you! Amazing! Wonder when this tradition started?

    May 15, 2016
    • It’s impossible not to! πŸ™‚ Yes, I often wonder about the whole symbolism of the moustache thing in India. A mystery worth pondering.. πŸ˜‰

      May 16, 2016
  5. hahahaha funny 1

    May 17, 2016
  6. Love it! πŸ™‚

    May 18, 2016
  7. Haha! How did I miss this post? That’s what you guys were talking about at brunch.

    May 25, 2016

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