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
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.
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