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Lalgarh Palace 2

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 28 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
...Victor Hugo

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Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a good composition

28 Jan 2010 6:06am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

NIce one , i love the coloour of it

28 Jan 2010 6:34am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

By far a much better take than the previous posting, indeed a piece of jewelry!

28 Jan 2010 6:47am

Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece


28 Jan 2010 6:48am

Sophie from France

Superbe ! magnifique cielet très belle composition !

28 Jan 2010 6:49am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

very majestic building! beautiful color! the red stone color makes the building stands out well.

28 Jan 2010 7:10am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

So real I can almost reach through the pixels and touch the glorious textures. A lovely angle and framing here also, Pavan.

28 Jan 2010 7:31am

Antoine from France

Superb photo and your framing is very good. Very good perspective too.

28 Jan 2010 7:35am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Victor Hugo is always a good choice, even in English!

28 Jan 2010 7:39am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Another great image from this interesting building. Cheers.

28 Jan 2010 7:46am

eva from Rouen, France

many sensualitad on this picture : the tones and textures... Perfect frame !

28 Jan 2010 8:15am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

j'irais bien dans cet hotel super

28 Jan 2010 8:17am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent view! I love the lights and textures. A good composition of elements!

28 Jan 2010 8:43am

Karine from Orleans, France

So beautiful !!!
Wonderful color !

28 Jan 2010 8:47am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb architecture! Beautiful picture and colors!

28 Jan 2010 9:13am

Veronelle from Lens, France

the big big house of the king ! :-))

28 Jan 2010 9:25am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition and angle of view, very beautiful building, bravo!

28 Jan 2010 9:26am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

good shot of a beautiful building !!:)

28 Jan 2010 9:36am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, this palace is really a great beauty, your shot is beautiful. Good day.

28 Jan 2010 9:55am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Majestueux! Les couleurs de la nature et le ton ocre de ce palais se marient à merveille!
Belle journée!

28 Jan 2010 9:56am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Very nice and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it !

28 Jan 2010 9:57am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

This looks very impressive! Beautiful shot,with wonderful colors and light!

28 Jan 2010 10:46am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. very nicely framed.

28 Jan 2010 10:53am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb photo, well composed and a wonderful old palace !

28 Jan 2010 11:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful architectural shot. Lovely colour/composition and bags of detail

28 Jan 2010 11:49am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice framing for this beautiful architecture !

28 Jan 2010 12:04pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice shot with beautifully colored architecture.

28 Jan 2010 1:30pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Really imposing red tones... an interesting building, and wonderfully captured!

28 Jan 2010 2:16pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan, love this even more... such beautiful charming tonality and lighting! Wonderful harmony!:-)

28 Jan 2010 2:25pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

this viewing angle from the possibility of fully enjoying this imposing building

28 Jan 2010 2:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice composition. Fine detail.

28 Jan 2010 4:09pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

the composition made this building look even more grand!

28 Jan 2010 4:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a gorgeous shot. The colors are so warm and inviting.

28 Jan 2010 5:13pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a very impressive building - I like a lot the colors and the pov

28 Jan 2010 5:31pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, great capture

28 Jan 2010 8:36pm

ppeut from Lille, France

A beautiful composition for this palace and nice colours.

28 Jan 2010 8:47pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Tout droit tiré d'images de synthèse!
Big up!

28 Jan 2010 8:50pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic! I like the fact that you've included the tree on the left. Great framing and detail.

28 Jan 2010 9:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing marvel of the red stone. It looks so neat.

29 Jan 2010 1:07am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Wonderful! very nice details!

29 Jan 2010 1:56am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Great detail and color.

29 Jan 2010 3:07am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

just lovely! i really like the colors of this building. great capture and perspective

29 Jan 2010 4:14am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Fantastic shot Pavan....Lovely color and angle

29 Jan 2010 4:17am

jacques robert from Ath, Belgium

beautiful colors and composition !

Un très beau palais !

29 Jan 2010 4:26am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

What an experience to be able to reside in such a magnificent place. Stunning image of this beautiful palace.

29 Jan 2010 5:49am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i like this picture better- it looks inviting and beautiful, instead of large and formidable. the yellow is a surprise color.

29 Jan 2010 7:11am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superb image, beautiful color of the stone and great angle of view.

29 Jan 2010 8:31am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful perspective of this beautiful place Pavan. The light is superb!

29 Jan 2010 10:03am

Ginnie from Netherlands

The red sandstone makes it an unusual texture, Pavan...very pleasing to the eye.

29 Jan 2010 10:24am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is a beautiful palace, and the information about it helps us to better understand and appriciate the image.

29 Jan 2010 10:28am

crash from Weehawken, United States

wow ... this building is beautiful! a bit creepy but wonderful architecture

29 Jan 2010 1:08pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the way you chose to show the palace. This has wonderful color and detail. It must have been a high point to get to stay there. Fine image.

29 Jan 2010 1:43pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent composition and brilliant colours!

29 Jan 2010 2:27pm

Monique from Netherlands

Beautiful palace with its warm reds and texture!
Very nice point of view

29 Jan 2010 4:28pm

Vilas from Mumbai, India

Thank you sir for your comments on my snap. It's my honour that you find my photos interesting. I would like to learn from you sir, as you are a film maker.

29 Jan 2010 5:03pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Love that terracotta color of the palace, really beautiful as is the framing!

29 Jan 2010 5:40pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Many size and hot colors in this splendid photograph, very beautiful framing!

29 Jan 2010 6:58pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Fabulous building and perfectly framed, Pavan! Love the warm red tones!

29 Jan 2010 8:18pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Light and colors are really nice on this one and show well to advantage the lovely architecture of the palace.

29 Jan 2010 8:32pm

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

very magnificent... nice composition & angle where you captured this. the lights & color effects on the palace is excellent

29 Jan 2010 11:18pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Bravo. That sky against those bricks is a great combination.

30 Jan 2010 12:52am

Nyx Robey from Berkeley, United States

wow gorgeous warm architecture

30 Jan 2010 3:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

La couleur de la façade me ravit ! Bon après midi

30 Jan 2010 4:12pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau bâtiment ! belle composition.

30 Jan 2010 7:18pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

perfect angle and framing!

30 Jan 2010 9:25pm

One from Açores, Portugal

What a magnificent architecture ! The layout is really excellent, a very beautiful shot !

31 Jan 2010 12:18am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jolies tonalités !

31 Jan 2010 2:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great one !

31 Jan 2010 3:23pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot and nice angle :)

31 Jan 2010 3:25pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

tnx for the explanation... and what a wonderful palace... i would like to see the inside!

31 Jan 2010 3:31pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Great color.

31 Jan 2010 11:39pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful light and the warm tones on the building are fantastic!

1 Feb 2010 1:37am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture Pavan ! What a beautiful building..

1 Feb 2010 2:43am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful palace!

2 Feb 2010 5:37am

Chennai City from Chennai, India

Most splendid composition of Lallgarh palace designed in Indo-Saracenic styled red- sand stone palace designed by Col. Swinton Jacob. It shows great framing and more deatils. Excellent POV

4 Jul 2013 4:58pm

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