I captured this beautiful architecture at the last week of November, 2010 when I traveled at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. This is famous Patwa (Patwan) ki Haveli at Jaisalmer.
Rajasthan and in particular Jaisalmer is well known for its rich culture and intricately designed marvels of the architecture, which have won Jaisalmer a distinctive place. One such marvel is the truly royal and magnificent cluster of Patwa Havelis. Patwa Havelis are a cluster of five havelis aligned in a narrow lane in the heart of the city. The whole building is made in yellow sandstone and of the five havelis, the first haveli in the lane aka the Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. It is one of the finest, oldest havelis in Jaisalmer, which is full of artistic work in each corner, be it gracefully carved pillars, facade or the balconies (Jharokhas)and bears expensive decorated items that were imported from various countries. The murals and interiors have derived inspiration from the Rajputi, Mughal as well as Victorian architecture.
This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. The office of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department is situated in the haveli itself.
I am really lucky have seen this beautiful architecture and tried to capture it.
with best wishes to all.
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pajaran (52964) 2014-07-26 21:19
Interesantan tekst o arhitekturi sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana fasada i detalji.
Lepa fasada sa lepim detaljima.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the architecture of the description ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated facades and details.
Nice facade with beautiful details.
Have a nice day, all the best.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-27 3:48
this is a superbly cropped and executed shot. The detailing is exquisite and you have presented it perfectly. Beautiful!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
dcole (281) 2014-08-11 19:39
I really enjoy this architectural detail shot. The geometry is very artistic. Lovely framing and presentation.
willperrett (7424) 2014-08-13 2:15
I love this. You've been bold enough to fill the frame completely with this glorious architecture, leaving us one tantalizing glimpse of the sky through that archway. Good colour (not artificially saturated) and excellent sharpness. Your wide-angle lens is just beginning to distort the verticals, unless my eyes deceive me: of course that's easy to correct in P'shop. But it's far from being a major issue. Very nice work.
lousat (78403) 2014-08-15 11:14
Hi Roy,you have raison. You were very lucky to be there and to watch this fantastic architechture! Truly beautiful,and you caught this opportunity in the best way,with a large close up looking for the best detail and colors,very interesting post,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (58863) 2014-08-17 11:10
A fantastic architecture, picture Swapan, details shown in great clarity of the art-details meticulousely built.
Pic. space well used, with one window that shows the sky through.
Fine photojob, well done.
Have a nice new week,
danos (87873) 2014-08-18 17:40
nice the use of the tight frame as we can see the famous Patwa ki Haveliv with the brilliant light to brings out its details as its architectural style.A really great diamond of Rajasthan.
jmdias (56593) 2014-08-19 17:27
impressive amount of details, adornments and shapes. the precious façade can be subject of hundreds of versions of photos. TFS.
Miguel82 (24673) 2014-08-22 20:32
Swapan, i really enjoy that picture highlighting a masterpiece of architecture, precise work of the stones, many details, windows, arches, sharp image, regards
Noel_Byrne (25230) 2014-08-24 8:15
What an amazing building, it is one like this that shows that architecture can really be a delicate and intricate art form. It is a beautiful idea to ill the frame with this amazing work, allowing th eye to focus on each and every intricate detail.
Your gally is an endless source of fascination to me, and I thank you for sharing your beautiful photo work.
berek (40015) 2014-09-21 20:57
The architecture is very nice and different. successful compositions made without the sky. I really liked the details.
have a nice week.