Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trip to India March-April 2010- The Fairlawn Hotel Kolkata

After a lovely day in New Delhi it was time to head for the New Delhi train station and a 5 pm train to Kolkata, my next stop.  Unfortunately there was a problem with the tracks...the Naxel Maoist organization had blown up a section a couple of days ago derailing a couple of trains and causing delays.  My train left five hours late.  Undaunted, the train staff (meals were included on this deluxe train) were serving dinner and ice cream for dessert at midnight and 1 am before tucking us in for the night.

At the crowded Kolkata station I took a taxi to my hotel,,,the Fairlawn... in the backpacker area...Sudder Street, next to the Maiden and the Indian Museum.  The hotel is a real throwback to the Raj era and has been owned by the same family for decades.  Its's not everyone's "cup of tea"

The rooms have been updated a tiny bit, but you would hardly notice.

Madam's dressing table And the bathtub on blocks.

And a separate room for the toilet.

And high tea in the afternoon served in the lovely garden. Or in the dining room where other meals were served.

The garden was very popular with guests and people staying in other hotels in the area.  It was beautifully lit in the evening and full of birds.

The upstairs sitting area was full of bric a brac, family photos, and photos of the owners with various celebrity guests.

The owners also had a lovely private little porch upstairs.

More of the upstairs sitting area.

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