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Lalgarh Palace 1

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 26 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Here's a series of old JPEG images, shot a few years ago while on a recce in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

"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

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”
.... Frank Lloyd Wright

NIKON D70 1/320 second F/9.0 18 mm

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Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

A very beautiful color for this Palace and an interesting view angle !

26 Jan 2010 5:20am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Are donkeys authorized in?
I love this colors!

26 Jan 2010 6:13am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Good angle!

26 Jan 2010 6:15am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique palais! L'architecture est une pure merveille!

26 Jan 2010 6:21am

Marc L. from France

Belle architecture, contre-jour bien géré.

26 Jan 2010 6:24am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a great old place, good image

26 Jan 2010 6:24am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's a beautiful palace, pavan.
although, it looks a bit dark inside, with all the upstairs windows seemingly bricked up. i bet the inside is as imposing as the outside.
still, being in one of those towers on a beautiful moonlit night would be awesome. i love the red stone.

26 Jan 2010 6:39am

@Seraphine: Hey Sera, the windows are most intricately and beautifully latticed and afford plenty of light inside! I shall be posting a few pictures of the interiors too and they are a marvelous example of the artistry that went into the construction of these magnificent palaces! Thanks for your visit and appreciation:)

Mirko Herzner from Germany

An impressive building for sure...

26 Jan 2010 7:02am

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

Nice composition!

26 Jan 2010 7:41am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful framing! As all your images Thanks for your explanation and reflection on architecture. Very interesting! The building is wonderful and the composition has your eyes! All your pictures remind me of illustrations in books and stories. They are delicate and perfect!

26 Jan 2010 8:05am

Yvon from Orleans, France

I hope too visit Bikaner and this temple in september
have a nice day, Pavan

26 Jan 2010 8:12am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The tone of the building is superb! Who gives great strength to the image! Really great angle shot!

26 Jan 2010 8:14am

eva from Rouen, France

a beautiful strange red palace, a strong picture !

26 Jan 2010 8:55am

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

26 Jan 2010 9:02am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot..

26 Jan 2010 9:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A beautiful architecture shot ! Well done :)

26 Jan 2010 9:38am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

great light and angle of framend wonderful vieux

26 Jan 2010 9:46am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition and framing, bravo!

26 Jan 2010 9:53am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

The red stone palace gives a pleasant sensation of warmth. I like it.

26 Jan 2010 10:10am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Quite a building form... your tonality appeals to me much! Thanks too for the history Pavan!:-)

26 Jan 2010 12:14pm

Antoine from France

Superb capture and good angle.

26 Jan 2010 12:23pm

jacques robert from ath, Belgium

very interesting pictures !
je suis allé dans cette région de l'Inde il y a 30 ans ! une redécouverte !

26 Jan 2010 1:12pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beautiful and glorious architecture.
An important witness of the past.

26 Jan 2010 2:09pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a fantastic view!

26 Jan 2010 2:52pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

the angle you shot this is gd.

26 Jan 2010 3:01pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Magnificent architecture and you have captured the splendour wonderfully well, Pavan. can I ask what lens you used for this shot?

26 Jan 2010 3:14pm

@SOUL AFLAME: You are very kind Paul. Thank you. This was taken with a Nikkor 18-70 DX f 3.5-4.5 zoom at 18mm.

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello Pavan, the color of the stone is beautiful, the angle of view is great. Superb image. Good day.

26 Jan 2010 4:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice composition.

26 Jan 2010 4:52pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

So strong, quiet, momentous

26 Jan 2010 5:59pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the building and the colors

26 Jan 2010 6:12pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Quelles jolies couleurs !

26 Jan 2010 6:41pm

Chris from Haute Loire, France

Thank you for your visit. Belles couleurs terre pour ce palais riche en détails.
Belle soirée.

26 Jan 2010 7:46pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful architecture... same nice colors as in Jaipur...

26 Jan 2010 7:51pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

good place and relics! looks like the contrast was done in processing! great!

26 Jan 2010 8:58pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Avec un ciel si clair, obtenir une telle lumière sur les façades est digne d'un HDR, non?

26 Jan 2010 9:27pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image and palace. Great tones.

26 Jan 2010 9:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a lovely palace all dressed up in those muted red hues. An elegant looking place and beautiful image.

26 Jan 2010 10:04pm

Yaite Batista from Miami, United States

Wonderfully photographed and a beauty from ancient times

26 Jan 2010 10:23pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very sharp ,great shot

27 Jan 2010 12:20am

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing wonders can be created with a red sand-stone.

27 Jan 2010 12:42am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

absolutely beautiful! i love the angle here and the colors of this place are lovely. it seems nicely preserved :)

27 Jan 2010 12:45am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

An amazing building and history! Thanks for the background of this structure!

27 Jan 2010 1:02am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot Pavan ! Nice architecture..

27 Jan 2010 3:25am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful architecture, great shot!

27 Jan 2010 7:10am

Ginnie from Netherlands

That is quite a mixture of different styles, Pavan, and I bet his father would be proud!

27 Jan 2010 7:28am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Quite a unique architecture Pavan. Very nicely captured in backlight!

27 Jan 2010 9:05am

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

What a glorious architecture! vivid colors!!! great shot!!! I really would like to travel to India someday!!!

27 Jan 2010 9:42am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Wonderful architecture... Effective falling lines and beautiful colors...

27 Jan 2010 10:39am

Karine from Orleans, France

Wonderful architecture !!!

27 Jan 2010 10:52am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

un peu de lourdeur
mais l'ocre est belle

27 Jan 2010 12:30pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Beautiful colours and point of view!

27 Jan 2010 1:23pm

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Grand building with clear fine detail

27 Jan 2010 1:35pm

Vilas from Mumbai, India

Hi, Mr. Pavan Kaul, thnx for your comments on my photo. It seems to me after going through your pics that you must be an architect. Am I right? You have captured the shots very nicely. In this snap,though,I feel the tower in the foreground could be straight errect and not inclined. Or was it so? Love to have your new creations too ! Thnx and good luck !

27 Jan 2010 1:49pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice colour and shot

27 Jan 2010 6:02pm

Pomme from France

Superbe couleur pour ce palais :)

27 Jan 2010 6:17pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful! Lovely architecture.

27 Jan 2010 7:30pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting architecture shot !

27 Jan 2010 8:30pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice sandstone building, so typical of the period, and very beautiful. Look forward to more.

28 Jan 2010 12:16am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

nice view

28 Jan 2010 2:47am

ppeut from Lille, France

A nice composition for this building, A country that I would visit, it is so beautiful.

28 Jan 2010 8:49pm

k@ from Paris, France

The red stone and the shape are superb !

29 Jan 2010 11:49am

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

Very nice

31 Jan 2010 7:15pm

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