Entry gate to Junagarh Fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop.
The fort complex construction commenced in 1589 and was completed in 1594. It was built outside the original fort of the city, about 1.5 km from the city centre.
The massive fort built in the plains of Bikaner has a rectangular layout with a peripheral length of 986 m. The fort walls are 4.4 m wide and 12 m in height. It encompasses an area of 52,800 m2. It was surrounded by a moat which was 6.1–7.6 m deep with a base width of 4.6 m and top width of 9.1 m. However, the moat no longer exists.
Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken, except for a lone one-day occupation by Kamran Mirza. Kamran was the second son of the Mughal Emperor Babur who attacked Bikaner in 1534, which was then ruled by Rao Jait Singh. In the battle, the Mughals were defeated by Rathors. Kamran then returned to Lahore.
The fort precinct is studded with palaces, temples and pavilions. These buildings depict a composite culture, manifest in the mix of architectural styles.
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Nicou (131494) 2014-03-09 1:29
quelle iamge cet arche est sueprbe et la vue au travers avec les fenêtres et ce couleurs ces tons doux grandiose vue e tiamge sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (90798) 2014-03-09 3:21
The arch in shadow makes an excellent frame for the ochre coloured walls of the fort; the steps invite the viewer to step in and explore further. Superb saturated colours and good rendering of the architectural detail.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-09 4:28
Excellent framing with the fort gate to show us this lovely colourful wall from Junagarh. A very symmetric and balanced composition. Love the contrast between the dark and colourless FG with the well lit brightly coloured fort wall. Thanks for sharing a fine photo.
pajaran (55597) 2014-03-09 4:44
Interesantan i dobar tekst o tvrdjavi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na ulaz u utvrdjenje i fasadu ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan ulaz i fasada sa lepim prozorima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepi prozori.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the fort, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the entrance to the fort, and the facade ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely shown entrance and facade with beautiful windows, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful windows.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
Sergiom (68708) 2014-03-09 6:05
J'aime beaucoup le format de cette composition.Une très belle utilisation de cette arche pour servir de cadre et mettre en valeur ce très beau mur en arrière plan.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-03-09 6:18
Hello Miro - I like the limited colour palette here, a variety of tones, light and shade add to the visual appeal of your simple but well managed composition.
kato (11630) 2014-03-09 6:38
You're capturing well thid architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the historical fort with tasteful gate and trf wall. Some windows are arranged well a good position and have a tasteful design. And, white widow frame draws out a good impact in the point of the entire color balance.
ikeharel (63925) 2014-03-09 6:51
Yet another beautiful vioew through an arch, Miro.
The pink/red/brown tone of the house across made this sight charming.
Light managed superbly, and so did with the clarity.
Have a nice new week,
ourania (37398) 2014-03-09 9:16
a lovely, graphical and atmospheric presentation of this austere and imposing gate, an interesting glimpse into the simple and mysterious courtyard. I like very much the chromatic harmony, the effective contrast and the fine play of light. There's a great combination of suggestion, mystery and warm tones that makes this view very inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
holmertz (45936) 2014-03-09 9:30
The third in a series of similar composition. It's a good way of framing an interesting view, in this case a pink wall with some fine windows of different kinds.
Graal (100548) 2014-03-10 0:56
another interesting gate. Good shot and fine composition. Nice architecture of windows in BG. Well done photo.
Have a nice week.
danos (91150) 2014-03-10 1:35
very nice the tight frame of the entry gate of the fort,with the backdrop wall to dominating the scene.
The excellent light and colour managemet brings out the details as the clarity of the image.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-03-10 2:49
a nice frame inside frame is here. Your presentation is so charming with eye catching red tone. Great graphical impact. Nicely spotted and very well presented shot. Tfs.
jhm (145204) 2014-03-10 5:43
A very symmetric and balanced composition with the different architecture of windows.
Everything sharp and clear.
You chose a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Silvio1953 (131778) 2014-03-10 7:25
Ciao Miro, lovely composition well framed by arch, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-10 7:34
It's very nice by using the arched doorway as a frame. The small windows are great additions. I really like the vivid pinkish color. It's a beautiful picture.
abmdsudi (47646) 2014-03-10 9:08
We have the fascinating well preserved historical architectural features here and you have captured the entrance gate really well full of detail and the striking red stonework as a whole when the subtle warm light nicely filtering through giving wonderful tones, shades and shadows. Of course the beautiful small windows grab attention, and the structure that stands the test of times, past times and present. Quality shouts at you, Congrats.
delpeoples (55290) 2014-03-11 1:53
Salut cher Miro
A beautifully composed shot, with excellent rich colours and plays of light and shade. The rich orange colours tell us we are somewhere exotic and I can almost feel the heat and smell the aromas of this characteristic city.
Thanks for sharing, bonne amities
Cricri (112089) 2014-03-15 12:55
Bon cadrage avec l'arche sur une vue ici plus simple sur la façade du fort mais tout aussi intéressante, et belle couleur éclatante
adramad (41162) 2014-03-19 15:48
A great composition with this beautiful frame capturing the facade inside the arc .... perfect showcase of different windows, each with a different charm in that facade so nice pink.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (59236) 2014-04-02 7:26
another beautiful image using this indian gates like frame. the windows and the stairs are good elements here. I liked the indirect light and the visual effect.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15386)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rajasthan [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-09 1:02