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Lalgarh Palace 3

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 1 February 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, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul”
..... Ernest Dimnet

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1 Feb 2010 5:54am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

What an amazing building! I love the mixture of architectural styles and the colour.

1 Feb 2010 6:32am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

once again wonderful photo

1 Feb 2010 6:37am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

From another angle, we always find the same architectural wealth! every detail is very prepared! Thank you for sharing this beautiful!

1 Feb 2010 8:32am

Antoine from France

Superb photo and your framing is very good.

1 Feb 2010 9:13am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Great point of view.

1 Feb 2010 9:15am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

What a building, nice angle.

1 Feb 2010 9:45am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful photographic achievement, beautiful angle of view, successful, Bravo!

1 Feb 2010 9:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very nice angle.. great photo.

1 Feb 2010 9:47am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful details on the windows and balcony's..very nice shot!

1 Feb 2010 11:11am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great framing and superb photo of this Palace !

1 Feb 2010 11:13am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful image and POV. This palace is realy great.

1 Feb 2010 11:37am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

perfect angle

1 Feb 2010 12:47pm

Ginnie from Netherlands

It really is a beauty, Pavan.

1 Feb 2010 12:55pm

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

This is a good image...Just thought if the white balance may be improved...

1 Feb 2010 1:03pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

This is such an amazing piece of architecture, Pavan, and your angle heere reveals even more of it's splendour and appeal.

1 Feb 2010 1:44pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe architecture !

1 Feb 2010 1:49pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Very nice point of view!

1 Feb 2010 1:57pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Ce palais est immense et l'architecture est de toute beauté!

1 Feb 2010 2:09pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a beautiful perspective. I like how the tree balances the shot out so nicely.

1 Feb 2010 2:19pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another beautiful angle Pavan! The amazing fine details and tonality are enchanting... so lovely too is your composition!

1 Feb 2010 2:39pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful framing! Nice shot!

1 Feb 2010 2:54pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You're right Pavan ... ! is very fortunate to live near this wonderful building!
I love the view with this strong diagonal that profiled the building! Light and color are excellent! Greetings, Adela

1 Feb 2010 3:17pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, a particularly beautiful set on the magnificent palaces, beautiful shots.

1 Feb 2010 3:32pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Bel angle pour ce magnifique building !

1 Feb 2010 3:37pm

jeanne from prèsnde marseille, France

toujours cette lourdeur somptueuse..

1 Feb 2010 4:36pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Good arquitectonical serie of photos. Exellent tone of color

1 Feb 2010 4:54pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent view - I like the colors too

1 Feb 2010 5:14pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Marvelous POV of this beautiful palace ! He's looking even bigger !

1 Feb 2010 5:19pm

Karine from Orleans, France

Wonderful place !

1 Feb 2010 5:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding POV!

1 Feb 2010 5:44pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~`very beautiful!!~~

1 Feb 2010 6:34pm

Monique from Netherlands

All those great detail!

1 Feb 2010 6:52pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Very good shot! Very good angle.

1 Feb 2010 7:37pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture

1 Feb 2010 7:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This building is a treasure of architecture

1 Feb 2010 8:07pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I like the composition and POV of this one.

1 Feb 2010 8:08pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I like the view here though this one is a bit darker and obscures some of the details. Still very nice.

1 Feb 2010 8:38pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Un endroit remarquable. Excellente photo.
A plus
Elisa, Argentine

1 Feb 2010 8:47pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un monument imposant très photogénique. Bravo.

1 Feb 2010 9:36pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic looking place

1 Feb 2010 11:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super POV. Very beautiful!

1 Feb 2010 11:12pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Very beautiful catch of sight, I like to read the history of your monuments, it is very interesting..

2 Feb 2010 1:14am

Ajay from Pune, India

Elegant shot. Amazing how each stone has it's own distinct value on this structure.

2 Feb 2010 1:49am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot ! The building has such intricate carvings...beautiful piece of architecture.

2 Feb 2010 3:18am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

another nice photo!

2 Feb 2010 3:21am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Quite a place. Going to make a movie here?

2 Feb 2010 3:29am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

Another great one! This is a fantastically beautiful building. Seems to well taken care of. And the rich warm tones of the masonry look lovely in contrast to the blue sky. Nicely done!

2 Feb 2010 3:50am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

the more i see lalgarh palace, the more i like it. it's really quite beautiful when you get over the initial bigness of it. i like this photo because it shows the intricate detail.

2 Feb 2010 4:45am

Sophie from France

superbe architecture !

2 Feb 2010 5:53am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


2 Feb 2010 7:31am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superb photo and great framing.

2 Feb 2010 7:44am

Thomas from Querqueville, France

It really is a beautiful building. I would love to travel to India one day and see the Taj Mahal. Thanks for sharing.

2 Feb 2010 10:15am

Vilas from Mumbai, India

Thnx sir for your comments.As you have shared some snaps of historical monuments I too have and preparing to share with the community. You can expect shortly.

2 Feb 2010 2:17pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

ah quel bel hotel j irais bien faire un tour

2 Feb 2010 2:20pm

Vilas from Mumbai, India

Your all photos are feast for our eyes. Lovely creations !!!

2 Feb 2010 2:20pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

nice details on the building, I like!

2 Feb 2010 2:23pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great shot :)

2 Feb 2010 2:59pm

Don from spokane, United States

A magnificent capture of this fabulous place.

2 Feb 2010 3:29pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

fantastic angle for a beautiful place ...5* Pavan !

2 Feb 2010 6:09pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

very nice, love angle.

2 Feb 2010 6:33pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful side of this palace... a really unique architecture !!

2 Feb 2010 7:04pm

ppeut from Lille, France

An other great angle on this palace, you was very lucky to stay in this kind of building.

2 Feb 2010 7:25pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Like your perspective and including the tree, opposite the impressive building

2 Feb 2010 8:06pm

Blog photo from Paris, France

Very great monument and massive!

2 Feb 2010 9:31pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Really love the red sand stone, a stunning capture and framing. The design and details are truly beautiful.

3 Feb 2010 3:17am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great building, great shot.

3 Feb 2010 7:19am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

You captured it under a great angle. I love the architecture!

3 Feb 2010 9:28am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey is more and more interested by a room is this palace!

3 Feb 2010 9:52am

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