LitFest Tour Monday April 27th 2020: Agra Adara

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims – as is your preference. And our special Tour for Scheherazade Day takes us to the Indian-inspired region of Agra Adara.

Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From afar travellers have come. For countless days they have wandered in the darkness. Weariness hangs heavy on these souls, these seekers of the light. But in the distance there is a glow pulling them forward. The onion domes of Agra Adara illuminate the surrounding landscape in a blaze of sunlight, pure and golden. Hearts are warmed and rejuvenated as they enter the enchanted gardens of Agra Adara.

Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall
Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to See:

The beauty of this region lies in both grandeur and detail. Each shop is adorned by rich paintings, but look higher and the patterning is astounding.

Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall
Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall

Hidden Secrets:

Ganesh (below) is easily seen, but can you find the Laughing Buddha and all the animals that browse at dawn? Elephants are cooling off in the fountain, but there are also a group of deer with two foals, and a rare white deer and foal.

Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall
Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to Ponder:

The largest of the buildings has protection across the doorway, which can only be properly appreciated at darkest night.
Statuary lies abandoned from earlier times; when was the giant statue sitting over the city, and why was it allowed to fall?

Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall
Agra Adara, photographed by Judi Newall

LitFest Information

Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

We encourage people who join the Tours to write about the Fairelands we visit. We would love it if you would share your work by submitting your story or poem! All pieces will be posted online with others inspired by this region. You retain creative ownership of works shared.

Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, some pieces may be recorded (with your permission) by Fantasy Faire Radio. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please let us know on your submission.

Submit your writing by e-mail to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com

Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Agra Adara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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