Photography 101 – Architecture

Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it’s a holy act.

– Mario Botta

amer fort

I clicked this pic from a moving bus. This is a well known historical site, frequented by tourists. Amer Fort, 13 kms from Jaipur, Rajasthan.

hawa mahal

This was again clicked from a moving bus. This Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Hawa Mahal means Palace of Winds. It has been named so because of the innumerable ‘jharokhas’ or small windows built on this outer wall for the women of the royal family to observe the outside world without being seen. Also the shape of the wall resembles the crown of Lord Krishna.

Day 12 assignment


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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4 Responses to Photography 101 – Architecture

  1. Amy says:

    Great shots! Beautiful architecture!

  2. Eden says:

    Nice shots, especially given that you were on a moving bus! When I was in Rajasthan, I didn’t make it to Jaipur – but I would have loved to photograph the Hawa Mahal.

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