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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur by Abhey Singh
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवा महल, translation: “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework.[1] The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict “purdah” (face cover)

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121. News

Taken at Jaipur Railway station, this photograph shows the importance of a newspaper in the life of a common person in India. Flickr link

117. At my foot

Yay! I am back in Mumbai. I have a loads of photographs to upload and a lots of ideas but first I have to get a job to survive here. I maybe uploading more than 1 photograph per day to make up for the days I missed.
The above photograph was taken at Jaipur Railway station. I have done a lot of hard work on the post-processing and I hope you like it

112. Window to the World

Another of the Railway platform photographs. Had to take it at an angle as I had my 50mm on my camera and there was a train so no space in front of the window

 

 

111. Lost

 

Dint upload any photographs for three days as I was packing and traveling and even though I had few pics there was no internet connection to upload. Finally uploading this photograph from a cyber cafe. Took this photograph during my recent train travel. Railway platform is such an interesting field for a photographer. People from different spheres of life engaged in millions of different activities. I will upload the full set containing the platform photographs after coming back to Mumbai. In the meantime I will upload some countryside photographs for you. Just saw some beautiful photographs of dust and lights while coming to the cyber cafe. As there are no street lights, the lights of the vehicles create some interesting photos.

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