CB&W: Of Walls From Another Era

Cee’s Black and White photo challenge is about Walls – Indoors and Outdoors and this time I am quite spoilt for choice. Nothing but walls in my kitty but fear not I won’t drive you up the wall with too extensive a selection πŸ˜€

RanaPThis is not actually from another era but recently built in honor of Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – January 1597) a popular Rajput King of Mewar or modern day Rajasthan in Udaipur.

 

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The inner wall of the Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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Entry to the Chittorgarh Fort for horses

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The outer walls of a temple with intricate carvings built in the 16th Century.

TempleAnother angle of the temple with intricate carvings.

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 9.22.45 pmMost, if not all of the human figurines have been painstakingly damaged and trashed by the invaders of those times. They took what they could and destroyed what they couldn’t. But still their beauty shines through.

MurtiAnother temple, another wall, another tragedy and another triumph.

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There were so many wall carvings and sculptures that I am quite bedazzled and befuddled which to display and which to keep for anther day.

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 6.11.25 pmI end this series with a picture of the Bagore ki Haveli at Udaipur flicked from my son’s collection (psst plijj dont tell him!). Last year he had visited Udaipur which inspired us to visit it this year. But unfortunately despite active efforts due to various reasons we couldnt visit this particular fort. Much to our absent son’s delight πŸ˜€

Hope you liked! Thanks for visiting and look forward to your comments πŸ™‚

PS. I had a tough time editing and posting pictures for this series. No matter where the photo is stored, it always opens in my browser and I find it difficult to edit there. Any suggestions on what settings to change for the open is set to Firefox (default) but earlier I could view and edit on my screen without any browser. It doesnt help if I turn off the internet either 😦 Any help, suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 thoughts on “CB&W: Of Walls From Another Era”

  1. Beautiful pictures, makes me feel like flying off to watch them with my own eyes….very good angle from where each pic is taken…..loved the sons pics…..it had a beauty of its own….

    Loved them, but the pics served another purpose of valuing the freedom of everything we have these days…

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  2. Oh, Dahlia, you never fail to transport me with your intricate and intriguing photos of other times or or your part of the world, or of another part of the world! So many constructions of so long ago! 15th century? 13th century? Wow. I was just in Boston, Massachusetts last month and I was struck by many of the homes that seemed to be from Colonial times (1700s? 1600s?); yet they can’t even get close to these ancient forts and carvings in your photos. Thank you for a window into older times! πŸ™‚

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