Another interior photo from Junagarh Fort in Rajasthan, this time from Durbar Hall showing not only the beautiful fort hall but also famous DH-9DE Havilland airplane.
In recognition of services rendered by Bikaner State Forces led by Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner during 1st World War the British Government presented him several war souvenirs amongst which were the shot down parts of two DH-9DE Havilland war airplanes. These war trophies were transported to Bikaner along with Bikaner State Forces by ship around 1920.
Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji of Bikaner was very keen to get the DH-9DE Havilland trophy properly restored and around 1985 with the help of the local craftsmen one completed trophy was assembled from decaying parts of these two war souvenirs.
This was then put on display at Durbar Hall of the fort since the time of late Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji.
After the demise of Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji all the artefacts loaned by him including this war airplane souvenir became the property of estate of late Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji of Bikaner and are on loan to the Maharaja Ray Singhji trust by kind permission of the executors of his estate for public viewing.
Do not miss it when are you in Bikaner.
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snunney (82731) 2014-06-22 2:23
The setting is perfect for this aircraft with such an interesting history. Excellent light management with superb colours and clarity.
SnapRJW (30915) 2014-06-22 4:21
Hello Miro - A very good composition with strong emphasis on the wings and body of the plane. I do like the way it has been displayed in amongst the pillars of the fort. It looks as if it was quite a puzzle to get it in place! A most unusual shot.
Sergiom (58940) 2014-06-22 5:50
Cet avion semble bel et bien prisonnier des lieux. Pas beaucoup d'espace pour bouger. J'aime beaucoup la texture que tu as donné à l'image en post traitement.
Nicou (120668) 2014-06-22 8:09
fantastique vue quel avion un très viel avion et dans la pièce sueprbe vue et compo génial.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (120922) 2014-06-22 12:50
Ciao Miro, great view of fantastic interior, lovely composition with pld airplane, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid Light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (27341) 2014-06-22 14:26
I would love to see this airplane fly! Nicely captured with good details and good lighting control. Well done, tfs.
jhm (138402) 2014-06-23 1:44
What a lovely exemplar, a pity that these planes not more fly, as demonstration plane.
You chose a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, also nice captured,
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ourania (30425) 2014-06-23 7:00
both your photo and note are very interesting, it must have been very difficult to include the whole of the plane but you found a very impressive composition to present it. There's great dynamism and depth, fine details, very good textures and colours. The plane looks imprisoned in this elegant and busy setting. The "pilots" make the scene even more intriguing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ikeharel (56268) 2014-06-23 8:44
Good evening Miro,
Amazing how they put the old airplane inside the majestic hall.
Yet it's an interesting story.
Well set the camera for the variable light condition, and show well the red stone the pillars made from.
Fine taken the indoor's photo.
serp2000 (39696) 2014-06-24 6:18
First of all I want to say thanks for this interesting photo and very informative note. You wrote "famous airplane" but I remember the Vickers only in the Royal Air Fors of these years. Anyway, excellent presentation of the museum, perfect sharpness, fine details of the background.
Fis2 (84746) 2014-06-24 6:18
Beautiful old airplane!
I love old planes :)
Good frame and interesting colours.
jmdias (54695) 2014-07-06 14:35
it is a curious place for a plane and the image shows the intense contrast between plane and architecture. very nice image. TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 1:43