I dedicate this photo to Ana Dores ( adores ).
N A W A L G A R H
Coordinates: 27.845755°N 75.268021°E
Nawalgarh (Hindi: नवलगढ़) is a town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. It is famous for its old grand hawelies with frescoes, as in some other small towns of Shekhawati region. Nawalgarh has some of the best-preserved hawelies.
Raja Nawal Singh founded Nawalgarh in 1737 AD. Nawalgarh was encircled by high walls comprising of four gates (Pols), facing different directions.
Haweli (Hindi: हवेली): is the term used for a private mansion. The typical hawelies in Shekhawati consisted of two courtyards — an outer one for the men which serves as an extended threshold, and the inner one, the domain of the women of the family. The largest havelies could have up to three or four courtyards and were two to three stories high. From above, it seems that we are looking into a labyrinthine structure.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2011-01-25 3:08
excellent composed photo of this beautiful architecture.Very good POV and angle.Good sharpness,lighting and wonderful,vivid colors.Well done!
My Best Regards
adores (39808) 2011-01-26 16:17
Thank you so much, Vishal:))!
It's great to revisit the place!I've been at the top of some havelis but in Mandawa, not Nawalgarh!The havelis are simply great, I'm hoping to return there!
A very good pov here!
jhm (142780) 2011-01-29 0:43
Indeed we get a labyrinth of old buildings, this gives a specially accent to the picture.
The little bit green care for extra color.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent taken.
Very well composition too.
Nice done, TFS.
loves_summer (1310) 2011-01-31 9:12
Great title for this shot!
Unique POV and good details. Thank you for also including this informative note.
Thanks for sharing!
nikkitta (16204) 2011-02-24 18:23
Great shot to show the inside of a Haveli
Nice contrast colors orange and green
As Ana I visited the havelis of Mandawa and Jaisalmer, beautiful buildings
snunney (88246) 2011-03-09 1:21
Your point of view shows us this complex of interesting buildings to great effect. The eyes move naturally across the frame from one structure to the next right to the far corner. Tones and textures are well rendered.