Lalgarh Palace 5
Posted by Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 7 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.
I humbly wish to offer my heartfelt gratitude to all of you, my friends here at Am3, who were so kind as to take out the time to spend a few moments and words in remembrance of my beloved father. My sincere thanks to you all!
Continuing this series of old JPEG images, shot a few years ago while on a recce in Bikaner, Rajasthan. When we returned to film, I had the good fortune to reside in and enjoy the glorious beauty of this magnificent palace, which is now a heritage hotel.
"The Lallgarh palace is an imposing red- sand stone palace and was built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in the memory of his father, Maharaj Lall Singhj in 1902 A.D. This oriental fantasy designed by Col. Sir Swinton Jacob, is entirely a hybrid architecture and mixture of different elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles and can be categorized as Indo- Saracenic style. The Rajput exterior of Lallgarh Palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental décor within. The intricately dexterous carving on red stone is hall mark of great local craftsman. It is unmatched jewel in the Thar Desert and has played host to a number of dignitaries from all over the world." (source www.lalgarhpalace.com)
“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul”
..... Ernest Dimnet