Just Another Castle?

PRIMITIVE - Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We went to Fatepur Sikri (Fah-teh-purr Sick-ree), another example of Mughal architecture at its best, at the urging of Pig. She asked, “As long as we have traveled this far, shouldn’t we go just a little bit farther?”

So we visited this ancient fortress with its elephant stables, a master bedroom suite the size of a house with a stone bed elevated on giant pillars,and incredibly carved details everywhere. I couldn’t help asking myself why we were there.

Was this just another castle? Pig answered my question with another of her own, “Daddy, does this place remind you of anything special?” “Yes,” I replied. “All of the great carvings at Primitive.” “That’s right” she said. “I didn’t want you to forget that you’re never far from home.” It was Pig wisdom at its best.