The picture was taken at Garh Panchakot.It is situated in the district of Purulia, West Bengal. Apparently there was a king who lived here with his 17 queens. He was attacked by the Portuguese and fled leaving his queens to commit suicide in a well in the palace. The fort was subsequently abandoned. The ruins are really ruins and there is no ASI protection or any other such government effort to preserve anything there.
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pauloog (11747) 2010-01-21 19:48
Impressive how you have captured the ruins totally off-centre to emerge from the greenery.
An eye catching photo.
sid_sn (171) 2010-01-24 6:32
This is really deferent type of picture and very nicely composed
avishek_khan (544) 2010-01-24 22:17
A good composition. You chose a perfect POV to place this ruined 'Garh' in the backdrop of the dark sky and lovely green moutain. Though, to me, it lacks a bit of sharpness.
bhaskarc (122) 2010-01-28 3:02
Itís a really good work, specially the colour contrast between architecture & green hill. very good POV too. T.F.S
fabianoleite (9367) 2010-02-01 4:19
This old structure looked very good, contrasted with the lush green and positioned to the left. Although we don't see the sky, we clearly identify the shapes and lines of the clouds - which was well managed. Congratulations and regards from Brazil!
Angshu (54493) 2010-02-02 1:20
I like to see images like this, from my state, places I haven't had the chance to be to! This is well framed with the off0centre temple, totally in neglect. Like the play of light and shadow on the hill in the Bg as well. A good image, which can do well with a slight bit of contrast and sharpness IMHO. Still a good work!
Longroute (19392) 2010-02-08 0:43
This is really a fine architecure and it's a pity that the place is abandoned, but I suppose in a poor country the money is not enough to take care of those things.
I like the fine contrast here between the green and the brown of the tower. There is a fine clarity and a good light too which gave you intense colours.
paololg (31448) 2010-02-20 16:55
Ciao, dear Sanjiban,
unfortunately it's not good to see precious ancient monuments in this bad condition, I hope that can be restored soon. Anyway, you have captured an interesting testimony with perfect photographic quality. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!