Prag Mahal is one of the main tourist attractions in Bhuj city of the western Indian city of Gujarat. This palace was built in 1879 and it took 10 years for the completion of its construction. It is constructed using sandstone and Italian marble.
Located next door to another palace, Aina Mahal, in the same walled compound, Prag Mahal at first seems slightly out of place at this small city in the far western edge of India, looking more appropriate in Europe instead. But then again, globalization is not a new phenomenon. This is a palace built in the middle of Bhuj, commissioned by King Pragmalji in the 1860s, designed by Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins in the Italian Gothic style and involving Italian artisans in the construction.
Lovely shades of reddish, brownish and sandstone colors - mixed with sunlight falling on it – creates rather exquisite an ambience. The city still has a small town mentality, waking from slumber a bit late…people lazing in the early morning, soaking up the winter sun...and what better place than in the compound of a Gothic palace?
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dkmurphys (50748) 2013-07-19 1:12
Very attractive scene with that palace as a background. I like the atmosphere of peace and the shadows of the arcades. Well composed, enjoy a good weekend.
lousat (79868) 2013-07-19 1:12
A beautiful capture of this corner of this fantastic architechture! There is a piece of Italy too inside and i like it...eehe..perfect composition taken in this light so well exposed to have the best details and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
emka (82638) 2013-07-19 1:16
Hi my neighbour :),
beautiful architecture of the palace, with the nice arches and splendid play of lights and shadows. The colours of the sandstone are marvelous. Also the scene is very nice, the men just relaxing in the morning sun.
have a nice weekend
danos (88903) 2013-07-19 2:23
nice the view of this section of Prag Maha,with the light and the shadows to create a beautiful and effective optical effect.I like the excistence of the people as add life in the scene.Excellent the clarity as the sharpness of it.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-07-19 4:32
dear dada, a nice combination of architecture and daily life here. The winter morning is nicely shown here with the aged people enjoying the heat of sun... The old architecture is superb also. Like the colour tone a lot. Excellent light management and good sharpness... khub sundor chhobi. Tfs.
jhm (141985) 2013-07-19 4:33
I like the atmosphere of peace and the shadows of the arcades.
The arches and decorative architecture makes these picture very attractive.
Also a lovely contrast picture, and lovely colours.
You create a lovely perspective and nice architecture picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Wish You a nice weekend,
daddo (25136) 2013-07-19 4:35
Namaste Angshuman. Lovely title and a matching image filled with lovely morning light, beautiful architectural details and vivid colours, including the blue sandals.very evocative note of the place. Regards. Klaudio.
Sergiom (64047) 2013-07-19 4:53
J'aime l'impression de jour après jour qui se dégage de cette image, comme si les postes étaient réservés aux mêmes personnes à tous les jours.J'aime le jeu des ombres et de la lumière qui donne l'impression que la journée sera très chaude.
pierrefonds (58770) 2013-07-19 4:59
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colours of the arches of the palace. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
holmertz (43289) 2013-07-19 10:28
I like very much the look of the elderly gentleman, dangling their feet in the air (two of them at least) and enjoying the sun. They give life and a pleasant atmosphere to the picture and are excellently supported by the pillars and vaults of the palace. This is a good combination of human touch and interesting architecture, and the colours and sharpness are as good as always.
jjcordier (77870) 2013-07-19 22:35
Une scène matinale paisible, très joliment composée, avec les belles arches du palais en arrière plan et ces trois hommes bien placés dans l'image profitant des rayons du soleil.
papagolf21 (88191) 2013-07-21 23:28
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Je tiens à vous féliciter pour votre merveilleux album, chaque fois, les images nous transportent dans des lieux étonnants, magnifiques et surprenants.
Encore une bien belle image.
annjackman (20371) 2013-07-21 23:49
Interesting architecture and wonderful use of colour. I like the men sitting below the lovely arches - it seems in the sun rather than the shade so perhaps not so hot yet in the winter. An excellent composition and note.
Kind Regards, Ann
kordinator (19600) 2013-07-22 0:14
A beautiful capture of this corner of this fantastic architechture.
Nice presence of poeoples.
pajaran (53725) 2013-07-22 5:18
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na staru arhitekturu i posetioce ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Good text with the given data ...
A nice view of the old architecture and visitors ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started.
Nicou (126366) 2013-07-22 5:44
quelle luminosité splendide vue e tiamge superbe cpatage avec ces arches et ces personnages cette architecture avec les décoarations le jeu de lumière qui se projette sur le mur en fond est superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (88039) 2013-07-22 7:56
Interesting scene, interesting place.
I like architecture.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-22 9:27
That really looks like morning musing Indian style. It is so lovely and sunny, I already feel like being there. Nice warm colour tones, high sharpness and superb sharpness. Well done
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-07-22 12:02
We have the fascinating well preserved historical architectural features here and you have captured all the texture and detail perfectly for the variations in the colors and the red stonework as a whole. It also makes us think about the history of this place, and you do this image with such style and skill at the right time of the day when the subtle warm light nicely filtering through giving wonderful tones, shades and shadows. To me what so striking is the arches and the Corinthian columns (correct me if I'm wrong) and the old folks are there aiding you with your impressive compo. This is what we are all about at our best, building that stands the test of times, past times and present. Quality shouts at you, My congrats.
Graal (99146) 2013-07-23 8:37
interesting place, architecture and portraits. Nice colors and details of palace. Well informations and photo-work.
Have a nice evening.
mkamionka (31501) 2013-07-24 6:21
very attractive capture. The arcades are very well photographed and a great light which creates interesting shades. People add a nice touch too.
I like the repeated element of the arch which results in an eye catching geometry.
Very well done,
wolf38 (31282) 2013-07-28 0:36
Hello Angshuman. What a beautiful and peaceful image. Title, photo and text fit together perfectly. Overall, an ideal image for TE. Well seen and realized.
josepmarin (57837) 2013-07-31 12:30
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
the light of the early morning bathes this men, lazing under a very pleasant and quiet atmosphere.
This good low light creates a nice shades on the gorgeous architecture of the palace, with a splendid range of chromatic tones and a beautiful shapes.
A nice composition.
adores (39250) 2013-08-12 17:56
I've been there - it's a really impressive place. I like the soft light and the people calmly sitting there and enjoying the morning sun. I also like the shadow on the wall. A nice daily scene with good details of the architecture also.
adidas5nb (5671) 2013-08-24 23:54
what can i say..just a timeless pic with stunning elements.love the architecture and the placement of the men.beautiful light and shadow play.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-19 1:00