I’m a big Batman fan–have been since I was a little girl. I’ve been waiting eagerly for months (ok, years) for The Dark Knight Rises to open, and BJ & I finally made it to the theater tonight. Don’t worry–no spoilers here (except for the fact that Alfred mentions my favorite drink, Fernet Branca!)
Of the many things that made me jump up in my seat during this movie, one was a backdrop–Jodhpur, India. One scene takes place in a seemingly desolate, isolated landscape–with a bright blue city in the distance. That city, Jodhpur, is the 2nd largest in the Indian state of Rajasthan. BJ first traveled to Jodhpur in 1995 and was taken aback by the vividness of the surroundings. The “Blue City” got its nickname–not shockingly–from the blue paint on many of the houses and structures around the town. The color blue signified the home of a Brahmin, but quickly caught on with other castes, as well; in addition, it is said that the blue color deflects heat and repels insects more efficiently (maybe I should wear blue more often). The fort you see in the same scene is Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India.
While not on the itinerary in 2013, we will surely create a tour to Jodhpur, India in the near future–not only for the culture, the food, and the history, but to walk in Bruce Wayne’s footsteps.