Why this blog is called "Gallimaufry".

gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun.

Originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," "gallimaufry" comes from French galimafrée; in Old French, from the word galer, "to rejoice, to make merry"; in old English: gala + mafrer: "to eat much," and from Medieval Dutch maffelen: "to open one's mouth wide."

It's also a dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a heterogeneous mixture; a hodge-podge; a ragout; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley; a promiscuous (!) assemblage of persons.

Those of you who know me, will, I’m sure, understand how well some of these phrases (barring the "promiscuous" bit!) fit me.

More importantly, this blog is an ode to my love for Shimla. I hope to show you this little town through my eyes. If you don't see too many people in it, forgive me, because I'm a little chary of turning this into a human zoo.

Stop by for a spell, look at my pictures, ask me questions about Shimla, if you wish. I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Let's be friends for a while....

28 April 2006

Christ Church

is the focal point of Scandal Point. Designed by Colonel J.T. Boileau in 1844, it was consecrated sometime after 1857. It is home to the country's biggest pipe organ and has some utterly lovely stained-glass windows.

1 comment:

saurabh said...

Shimla Lovely place..

I fell in love with it when I 1st visited Shimla..

Thrz a school in Shimla, below the mall road..

It fascinated me a lot, when I was last time there..
But due to lack of time, I can't visit it.
Could you please tell about it on your blog..

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