COOCHBEHAR RAJBARI (Palace):
This magnificent Palace was constructed by the ‘Koch’ king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887 AD. Built in bricks in the classical Western style this double-storied structure is rests on a 4 feet 9 inches above the ground and covers an area of 51309 square feet. It is 395 feet in length and 296 feet in breadth. The Palace is fronted by a series of arcaded verandahs in the ground and first floors with their piers arranged in an alternate use of single and double rows. The Palace is slightly projected at the south and northern ends and in the centre there is a projected porch to provide an entrance to the Durbar Hall. The elegantly shaped metal dome of the Durbar Hall is topped by a cylindrical louvre type ventilator (being 124 feet high from the ground level) recalling the style of the Italian Renaissance. The intrados of the dome is carved in the stepped patterns while the Corinthian columns that support the base of the cupola found a new dimension in variegated colours and designs to an entire surface. The palace comprises various halls and rooms that include the Dressing Room, Bed Room, Drawing Room, Dining Hall, Billiard hall, Library, Toshakhana, Ladies Gallery and Vestibules. Unfortunately, all the articles and the precious objects as contained by these rooms and halls are now lost and curbed slightly the crowning glory and superb manifestation of the Palace.
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marjan (6279) 2007-03-14 9:41
hi Pinakie, excelent composition with burning flowers. Good POV and nice omtive. I miss some info about this building, ???
isabela_sor (47744) 2007-03-14 9:55
Namaste,my neighbour on TE today
Tell me if this is the same picture which I remember :)Anyway,this version is much more good,I like this contrast between colors and your POV and note :)
Partha_c (2029) 2007-03-14 11:18
Hi Pinaki. It is well composed and well narrated. The sky appears to be a little too bluish but lining of red flowers (or foliage) in the foreground added depth. Thanks for sharing. Regards.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-03-14 12:19
Well composed shot..but need a little more depth...did you post before another version of this shot?...SUBIR
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2007-03-14 13:51
Beautiful shot! Superb colours, sharpness and good frame.
terez93 (1160) 2007-03-14 14:19
The contrast in this photo is great; the blue of the sky and startling red of the flowers with the neutral tone of the building in the center... I'm curious as to what kind of flowers these are? They remind me of tulips but I don't think they are- anyway, great colors and composition; could be just a bit sharper but it looks almost dreamy and surreal. Great photo!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-03-14 18:02
I like this image with colours well saturated. Thi is a great building and your note is very descriptive.
Flavia (10352) 2007-03-14 20:35
Nice POV and composition including this wonderful colorful flowers on the foregroung. The only problem on this picture is that it looks a little out of focus...the palace seems a little soft and its edges are not very clear. You have also on the left side a white line that you should crop out. TFS.
nivaldo (15415) 2007-03-14 23:06
I have to visit your country someday!!!
India is really a great land to be visited!!!
A brazilian hug,
Docarmo (9639) 2007-03-19 0:40
I like the colours of the picture!
The flowers on the foreground are very beautiful, the palace as well. What a sky!
Maria do Carmo
jwmunro (286) 2007-03-19 8:28
Hello Pinakie -
A very nice and colorful image. The low POV with the bright red flowers in the foreground makes a good composition. I feel that your DOF is a bit shallow to have the palace sharply in focus. With a composition such as this try using the Landscape program of your camera if this a point and shot camera.
Thank you for sharing
Dubsie (346) 2007-03-20 0:17
lovely shot pinakie...excellent framing, the 'picture-perfect' blue sky and the working balance throughout the frame.
thaprem (2558) 2007-03-22 1:44
Nice one here...
The note & the details are nice..Good Idea to use the flowers on the FG...But a bit strong.
Estaban (832) 2007-03-24 12:41
Amazing photo. The color of flowers in the foreground is so intense that makes this shot surrealistic. You managed to achieve very interesting composition. Very informative note as well.
Take care, Wojtek
arindam_thokder (3987) 2007-03-25 15:48
Thats my town, I love to see the Rajbari in Trekearth. many many thanks for sharing this picture. I am going there soon in next Month.
batalay (36994) 2007-03-27 7:55
What a remarkable sight! The brilliant red flowers underlying the Palace, it seems, give the place an ethereal view. It is a beautifully composed photo, with excellent color and texture. The note is also highly informtive and useful. I remember well your photo of children trekking through the grassland.
Green smiley tomorrow.
nirajsinha (857) 2007-03-29 4:21
What a nice composition of serene blue sky, grand palace and red flowers in the bottom of the frame . A little hazy but still looking nice.
branley (3681) 2007-04-03 4:14
excellent, strong colours all contrasting well and I like the panoramic style composition, it suits the building well. A fine shot my friend, well done.
sarahnatalie (697) 2007-04-04 22:14
This is a great photo. The red of those flowers is very strong, and I like the way they line the bottom of the image like this. I think it probably could be a little sharper, but it is a great picture nonetheless. Nice one!
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-04-06 12:53
Outstanding photo.Excellent POV.Red flowers have done wonders.Is this paplace open to public.It can give you oppertunity to get great interior shots.TFS
rafid76 (0) 2007-04-07 14:07
i really think you should have increased the contrast to clean the image up a little, the palace looks a bit faded. you composition is great!
goodwill (4226) 2007-05-07 12:11
A lovely composition Pinakie.Needed just one thing from you...mores uhc shots of beauty and architecture but will more sharpness and clarity.
Guluzar (379) 2007-05-18 4:15
wonderful shot! i love the ; red contrast grey..
nice cont. col. and persp. but the head of the palace should be in the middle of the pic.
coco (30439) 2007-06-21 11:35
Very smart photo where the bottom part is essential. These red leaves are great and they make a good, very good composition and photo.
crckt (7218) 2007-07-03 20:11
Very good POV! your title drew my attention too. A little more sharpness on the palace would have been ideal, but this stands out because of the contrasting colors.
COOCHBEHAR RAJBARI dekhar icche roilo!
looking forward to more.
rminkow (1556) 2007-10-20 8:17
Hi Pinakie..thi is a nicely composed shot with great colors contrasting the building...
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-05-29 7:09
this is a great idea and a really well done work, excellent panoramic crop and stunning contrast of colors, a little masterpiece, compliments!!
have a nice day,
jmdias (59000) 2008-05-31 17:20
wonderful strip of flowers, the building creating another strip and the sky finishing the top. Beautiful compo, pov and light
zmey (7335) 2008-09-15 10:44
wonderful contrasts and seems like you've found the picture perfect foreground for the palace. the DOF is lacking a bit for this type of scene though: the palace is rather murky. good note!