07.02.2012 ►Udaipur ►Visit To A German Lady

Posted: 11.03.2012
Updated on: 30.11.2012

2012 Karuna's Mewar Tour

Mr. and Mrs. Singh from Amet Palace mentioned their friendship with a German lady in Udaipur when they heard that I am from Germany. They know her who is an artist since a couple of years. First she had lived in Amet, and then she moved to Udaipur where she had created a beautiful garden and an extraordinary house over the years. Every year she stays there during the cold months.

This activated my curiosity, and I asked for her phone number. With the help of Akruti I finally succeeded to contact her because the given number did not provide direct connection to her. When Akruti heart that I had appointment with Madam Fee she was happy. Madam Fee not only originated from Germany, according to Mr. Singh’s description of the location where she lives in Germany she probably was living not far from my Berlin home. This was confirmed!

So we met the day after my trip to Mount Abu. She sent a Riksha man who exactly knew her location to my hotel on my account. This was very helpful, as otherwise I do not know if I had found the location. On the way he stopped at a corner in front of a fruit stall and purchased some fruits for Madam Fee. For me this was a wonderful occasion to study a little closer the day-to-day life this morning in Udaipur.

Madam Fee came back from a morning walk with her neighbours when we arrived. She showed her garden to me. Actually her garden consists of two parts, one summer garden, and one winter garden. The summer garden has plenty of shady trees; the winter garden is open with many flowers. Her house is very individually designed and shows that an artist has created in Udaipur her urban retreat. The landscape around is hardly cultivatable, showing with which arduousness she finally has succeeded in creating a nature inspired work of art.

We had tea and talked until both of us had other obligations. The Riksha man brought me to a location called Amet Haveli, the Udaipur propriety of the Singh family from Amet. By chance I met Mr. Singh jun. there who was about to pick up his children from kindergarten because his wife was busy with other responsibilities. No question that I took his photo, together with the Riksha man. Amet Haveli is a renowned hotel with restaurant, redecorated in the style of a traditional Rajput palace at the royal court, situated at one of the many Udaipur lakes.

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Street in the morning

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Shree Jagdish Temple

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Not all shops open yet...

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Nice colour

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View on one of the Udaipur lakes

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Buying fruits

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Fruitseller

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Streetview

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Another fruit stall

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Street to Madam Fee's house

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Madam Fee's summer garden with shady trees and painted trunk of a cut tree

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Summer garden with Nature Deities

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Nature Goddess under palm trees

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Blue coloured trunk of a cut tree

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Summer garden

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Nature Deities

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Winter garden with flowers, Riksha man sitting in the background

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Arrangement in winter garden

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View on the house

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Small courtyard with dog in winter garden

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Lord Buddha in winter garden

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Lord Ganesha designed by Madam Fee

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Creative wall decoration

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Entry to the house

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Lord Buddha

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View on tea table in winter garden

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Madam Fee's Three Monkeys

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View on the house from winter garden tea table

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Entrance to Yoga Hall

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Landscape surrounding Madam Fee's house and garden

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Madam Fee's rainbow scale

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Madam Fee in her new winter coat made in Udaipur by her taylor

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Madam Fee's artwork in honour of Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs

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Where is the turtle?

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Madam Fee's house seen from the street

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Madam Fee and riksha man

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Mr. Singh jun. in front of Amet Haveli in Udaipur

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Palace of the Singh family in Udaipur

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Dwell in the garden

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View from lake side terrace

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Beautiful garden of Amet Haveli

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Mr. Singh jun. and riksha man

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Traditional courtyard

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Arcade to hotel rooms

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Park view

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Lake side terrace

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Lake view from terrace

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Lake view from the other side of the terrace

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Pan shot on lake

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Peacocks in the park

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