This magnificent step-well ("Baori" in local language) named "Chand (Moon) Baori" was built by rulars of this small town "Abha Nagari" (now called Abhaneri) during 8th-9th century. It means that it is almost 1300 years old now - probably one of the oldest step-wells in such a good shape.
Almost 20 meters deep, this step-well is sqaure on plan - with multi-storeyed pillared verandahs (pavillion ) with entrance on the north. It has double flight of steps - with 13 levels - on the remaining three sides - south, east and west.
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boa (7663) 2009-02-11 10:38
wow ! what a interesting place, i have never seen anything like this before. I think the boy is sitting perfectly in the picture also. Well done!
silverhead (1668) 2009-02-11 11:31
Hi Siddartha, This is a great steps that you have very well captured. The placement of the model is perfect. I like this picture, Great graphical Photo. Congratulations
christian_v (846) 2009-02-11 13:56
At first...I was thinking of a drawing of M.C.Escher...Like an real optical illusion.
niphredil76 (850) 2009-02-15 2:38
great composition and close POV for this optical capture! I like the light balance, with the little over-exposure underlining the graphic effect of the steps, wonderful choice of including the small boy, giving proportion and life to this graphical composition. maybe I would have increased a little the contrast value to enhance the graphical effect and the brown color of steps contrasting with the blue shirt of the boy.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-02-22 23:39
I wish I could have seen this photo two years ago, before I planned my trip to India. Amazing place, I like it a lot.
Very special optial effect, like those drawings from Escher.
I like the cropping here and teh POV. Maybe the contrast could be better.
well done and tfs
- Copyright: Siddhartha Chhajer (picks) (124)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L3
- Exposure: f/3.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Unique Architecture, Foot Steps, Incredible INDIA, Rajasthan impressions, Colonial Architecture, Architectural, Steps to Water: Ancient Indian Step Wells & Tanks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 9:35