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Lalgarh Palace 4

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 3 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”
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Jason from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wonderful framing and composition. Looks like an awesome place to stay :)

3 Feb 2010 5:32am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une belle entrée voutée qui s'ouvre sur ce beau palais!
Belle journée!

3 Feb 2010 6:11am

Sophie from France

magnifique voute très joliment travaillée !

3 Feb 2010 7:13am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I can definitely see why it's a heritage hotel, Pavan.

3 Feb 2010 7:25am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

What a beautiful building, wonderfully photographed and framed!

3 Feb 2010 7:27am

Monique from Netherlands

Great composition and framing!

3 Feb 2010 7:33am

eva from Rouen, France

what a jewellery case for this building ! Perfect framing Pavan !

3 Feb 2010 7:52am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful image great perspective too!!:)

3 Feb 2010 8:04am

oncho from granada, Spain

Encuadre dentro de encuadre, buena composición

3 Feb 2010 8:12am

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

excellent framing & composition... very magnificient!

3 Feb 2010 8:25am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

nice see-through

3 Feb 2010 8:39am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

What a beautiful location.

3 Feb 2010 8:52am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent composition. The palace is wonderful and the photographer's point of view also it is! I like the ambient light and soft and warm color! Thanks! Greetings, Adela

3 Feb 2010 9:51am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Princely door for the donkey?

3 Feb 2010 10:04am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, a majestic entrance which we discover the splendor! Beautiful shot and framing. Good day

3 Feb 2010 10:10am

Eros from tehran, Iran

ah.. this view is fantastic!

3 Feb 2010 10:27am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A beautiful framing of a great piece of architecture!

3 Feb 2010 11:22am

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice intimist door

3 Feb 2010 11:29am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

That gate just looks fabulous! A very nice shot!

3 Feb 2010 11:39am

Marc L. from France

Superbe cadrage, bravo pour l'exposition, les détails sont toujours présents dans la partie sombre.

3 Feb 2010 11:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely progression of frames within frames

3 Feb 2010 12:13pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

wonderful depth

3 Feb 2010 12:24pm

Karine from orleans, France

This place is so beautiful !!!
Bon après midi

3 Feb 2010 12:27pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The image through the lace of another image! Superb!

3 Feb 2010 12:36pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

This photo is wonderful ! A dream...!!

3 Feb 2010 12:45pm

jeanne from prèsnde marseille, France

la porte des rêves
i dream...

3 Feb 2010 12:48pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

A magic photograph, which beautiful framing, which beautiful colors, splendid this palace. 5*

3 Feb 2010 1:29pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Beautiful framing!

3 Feb 2010 1:35pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Simply beautiful how you framed this shot, Pavan. A joy to my eyes

3 Feb 2010 1:41pm

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome framing and colorful

3 Feb 2010 1:51pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent composition. The palace is wonderful and the photographer's point of view also it is! I like the ambient light and soft and warm color! Thanks! Greetings, Adela

3 Feb 2010 2:09pm

phil from angouleme, France

Dommage beaucoup de zone sombre , sinon la courbe dentelée donne a la l'image un certain charme

3 Feb 2010 2:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb framing.

3 Feb 2010 2:36pm

Ram from Bangalore, India

Lovely Capture..... Nice framing....

3 Feb 2010 3:00pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

oh this is very nice view. very nice perspectice from this directions. Great shot!

3 Feb 2010 3:14pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Majestic... very lovely patterns and exquisite building details! Couldn't think of a better framing!:-)

3 Feb 2010 3:15pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the tones here

3 Feb 2010 3:16pm

laur from Clermont-ferrand, France

Magnifique prise de vue !

3 Feb 2010 3:40pm

laur from Clermont-ferrand, France

magnifique prise de vue

3 Feb 2010 3:41pm

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

wonderful framing!

3 Feb 2010 3:55pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Good shot, nice

3 Feb 2010 4:02pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

An excellent composition! Great.

3 Feb 2010 4:59pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Perfect framing ! What a nice place to visit !

3 Feb 2010 5:45pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this framing…

3 Feb 2010 6:16pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very well seen, good framing

3 Feb 2010 6:50pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice framing and outstanding architecture, great shot.

3 Feb 2010 6:50pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the frame into the frame - very nice work

3 Feb 2010 7:16pm

Antoine from France

Superbe photo with a very good framing.

3 Feb 2010 7:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular. The framing in the gateway is cool.

3 Feb 2010 7:43pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Superb centering through the doorway. A great natural frame that really accentuates the building outside. I don't think you could have done any better. it's wonderful!

3 Feb 2010 9:40pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice framing

3 Feb 2010 9:55pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Natural textures in different layers!

3 Feb 2010 10:01pm

Noisycat from France

très belle architecture bravo

3 Feb 2010 10:51pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great architecture, I like how you frame!

3 Feb 2010 11:41pm

J.B from madrid, Spain

lovely smooth shapes!

3 Feb 2010 11:59pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Love those arches and the view point. Excellent architectural shot, you captured the design so very well.

4 Feb 2010 12:50am

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

The layers in this image is fantastic! You do such a great job every time!!

4 Feb 2010 1:05am

Ajay from Pune, India

A really very beautiful representation of the Indian craftsmanship.

4 Feb 2010 1:36am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Just magnificent....great shot..

4 Feb 2010 1:37am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot ! The artwork is magnificent.

4 Feb 2010 2:40am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Bravo - beautifully framed and the heavy tones work here.

4 Feb 2010 3:34am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Beautifulo framing. A great shot of these entrance. Have a nice day Pavan.

4 Feb 2010 7:11am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful shot, great framing and tones.

4 Feb 2010 8:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely framing, very inviting..

4 Feb 2010 9:00am

shoti from somewhere in, China

nice framing here Pavan!

4 Feb 2010 9:04am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Perfect framing! A frame within a frame - Very well spotted and captured.

4 Feb 2010 9:16am

Vilas from Mumbai, India

beautifully captured a beautiful place. Composition fantastic !

4 Feb 2010 2:16pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful framing . Great picture !

4 Feb 2010 2:39pm

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

wow!! Beautiful picture !!

4 Feb 2010 3:39pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Beautiful framing of this famous place. Super job of shooting.

4 Feb 2010 3:53pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful framing, well done Pavan !!

4 Feb 2010 7:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful framing, well done Pavan !!

4 Feb 2010 7:40pm

ppeut from Lille, France

I like the frame created by the beautiful door. A very beautiful spot.

4 Feb 2010 9:08pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice image, beautifuly composed and framed. Great light.

4 Feb 2010 11:02pm

Nyx Robey from Berkeley, United States

nice framing!

10 Feb 2010 7:38pm

ekalavyan from Manama, Bahrain

Good composition... liked it

23 Feb 2010 1:14pm

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