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

“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul”
..... Ernest Dimnet

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Ajay from Pune, India

This is so royal. An artifact that acts slowly but stays in the heart for centuries.

7 Feb 2010 5:14am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A lovely perspective again, Pavan, to really savour the achitectural splendour and magnificence. Oh to stand on one of those balconies and look out over the land (camera in hand naturally..). With such beautiful colouration and pristine brickwork, I wondered if the palace had been professionally cleaned recently, or if it is simply kept in such amazing condition all of the time?

7 Feb 2010 6:46am

@SOUL AFLAME: Thank you Paul:) The Lalgarh Palace is now maintained as a heritage Hotel.

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Belle prise de vue! J'aime tous ces petits détails architecturaux et ce ton ocre, couleur soleil!
Belle journée!

7 Feb 2010 6:52am

Antoine from France

Superb capture and your framing is very good.

7 Feb 2010 6:59am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

A beautiful viewpoint and fantastic colors Pavan!

7 Feb 2010 7:09am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique architecture !

7 Feb 2010 7:47am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lovely POV and light in this beautiful architecture shot ! Well done :)

7 Feb 2010 7:47am

Eros from tehran, Iran

whenever i see shots of these old places, i begin to imagine their original inhabitants and how they would have felt about their place being public... history is very strange in a unique way. u can hear the past through these images u share Pavan.

7 Feb 2010 8:05am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

lovely colors and light i'm discovering this interesting building

7 Feb 2010 8:09am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A handsome shot, lovely angle and light!

7 Feb 2010 8:26am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful palace

7 Feb 2010 8:42am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

extraordinaire place

7 Feb 2010 8:43am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superbe composition a very artistic building! Greetings!

7 Feb 2010 9:04am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, a small opening on the sky in the middle of this splendid palace. Good Sunday, friends.

7 Feb 2010 9:13am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely picture and intresting!~~

7 Feb 2010 9:17am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image and colors - I like the light balance

7 Feb 2010 9:36am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautful image and architecture. The golden tones in the windows is great.

7 Feb 2010 11:02am

Marc L. from France

Bravo pour la finesse des détails.

7 Feb 2010 11:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely framed architectural shot. The colour of the stone is lovely

7 Feb 2010 11:37am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan, enjoy very much this compelling view... imposing! The details and tonality are such an appeal!:-)

7 Feb 2010 12:22pm

laur from Clermont-ferrand, France

Belle prise de vue, belle lumière !

7 Feb 2010 1:07pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

ho wunderfull perpective and architecture

7 Feb 2010 1:37pm

eva from Rouen, France

Very majestic architecture, and warm color... Well done Pavan !

7 Feb 2010 1:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding perspective. Excellent detail.

7 Feb 2010 2:03pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Hello, very nice angle of view, good architectural composition, bravo!

7 Feb 2010 2:41pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent perspective & details!

7 Feb 2010 2:46pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

a splendid angle, I like the detail of these windows gilded on bottom of stones red ocher, I would like to visit this very pretty palace….

7 Feb 2010 3:51pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is completely fantastic!

7 Feb 2010 3:55pm

Magrat from Germany

Gorgeous... Phantastic perspective with perfect lights and shades... Love the colors and the cloudy sky! :-)

7 Feb 2010 5:27pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful light and sky in this.

7 Feb 2010 6:11pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful :)

7 Feb 2010 6:16pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Un endroit remarquable. Et la photo, remarquable elle aussi.
À plus
Elisa, Argentine

7 Feb 2010 7:42pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great picture

7 Feb 2010 8:42pm

Blog photo from Paris, France

Amazing détail in this archichecture! Nice ligth.

7 Feb 2010 9:33pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Really splendid. My best wishes.

7 Feb 2010 9:39pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Great shot

7 Feb 2010 10:01pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

I admire this great history! And it's very amazing!

8 Feb 2010 12:20am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the soft light and warm tones of the building in this image!

8 Feb 2010 12:41am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Nice achitecture shot, nice color.

8 Feb 2010 12:48am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

another beauty!!! I really like the POV on this one :)

8 Feb 2010 12:57am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture Pavan ! Lovely colors, the light blue sky in the background provides a beautiful contrast.

8 Feb 2010 1:38am

crash from Weehawken, United States

nice light on this beautiful building ... !

8 Feb 2010 1:39am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

I am amazed with this beautiful architecture that you have captured so perfectly. The details and design are outstanding. Another stunning composition of this beautiful palace.

8 Feb 2010 5:50am

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran perpectiva arquitectura agradable

8 Feb 2010 7:15am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful light and pov, great shot!

8 Feb 2010 7:33am

Ginnie from Netherlands

This palace has so much character, much to see. I'm sure your dad was the same!

8 Feb 2010 7:52am

Sophie from France

Magnifique prise de vue le mélange ocre bleu est de toute beauté !

8 Feb 2010 8:17am

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome architectural photo!

8 Feb 2010 8:20am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent framing

8 Feb 2010 8:25am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Lovely angle and fine architecture with clear fine detail, nice done!

8 Feb 2010 8:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Belle architecture ! Bonne journée.

8 Feb 2010 9:42am

Emmeji from France

Je viens de faire un joli voyage à travers vos photos ! Les couleurs sont superbes !

8 Feb 2010 1:38pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

You amazingly captured this beautiful structure!

8 Feb 2010 1:40pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It just is a beautiful palace..and this look is just as stunning as the others!

8 Feb 2010 2:04pm

Vilas from Mumbai, India

Thnx Mr Pawan Kaul. I am now learning from your comments the qualities in my photos which I never knew. I just saw the subject and shot them in my camera.
I appreciate your series of architecture. It's marvellous.

8 Feb 2010 2:37pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The detail in this beautiful building is simply remarkable. I like your angle for this shot, the detail and the warm color.

8 Feb 2010 3:33pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A lovely one

8 Feb 2010 6:46pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely composition and light, fascinating architecture!!

8 Feb 2010 7:03pm

ppeut from Lille, France

A wonderful architecture which is well described in your picture.

8 Feb 2010 9:23pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful inside also...

8 Feb 2010 9:46pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Your achitecture shots are VERY good. I like the composition. You have a good eye for it. Bravo

8 Feb 2010 10:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous place. Such nice colors in the stone.

8 Feb 2010 10:52pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Another fine capture of this place.

8 Feb 2010 10:56pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

A very grand building, beautifully photographed.

8 Feb 2010 11:46pm

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great angle here! Light and details are superb!

9 Feb 2010 8:48am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

The red sandstone looks beautifully rich in this fascinating architecture, Pavan. Hybrid or not, it looks like an intriguing palace.

9 Feb 2010 11:13am

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Nicely captured architectural image! Love the exposure. Also full credit for archiving all these valuable ones. We have visited Jaipur, but not Bikaner

9 Feb 2010 12:39pm

Furax from France

Beautiful picture !!

9 Feb 2010 7:57pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful architecture!

11 Feb 2010 8:56am

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