Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds"), Jaipur

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Wim de Vries on January 1, 2011

Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 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 lattice work.

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).

© Roland on January 2, 2011


Daniela Brocca on January 2, 2011

Sehr schön, Wim, ich erinnere mich von diesem Palast von einem Foto als ich noch klein war. 953 Fenstern.Wer weiss wie viele Frauen drin waren ;-) Dany

Trudi on January 2, 2011

Onvoorstelbaar. Wat een bijzonder gebouw, Wim! Heel mooi


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Photo taken in Badi Chaupar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Hawa Mahal

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  • Uploaded on January 1, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Wim de Vries
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2010/11/22 07:33:27
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash