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Great mcmtanyel 2013-03-29 10:41

Skillfully framed (though I would have waited for the two heads to move away). What is the building in the background?

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Old 03-30-2013, 04:41 AM
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Default To mcmtanyel: Thank you

Hi Murat Tanyel

I feel inspired for your kind words. You are right. I should get rid of those heads.

The building is Hawa Mahal ("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.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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sourav
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