Monday, February 13, 2023

Jaipur--Amber Fort and Step Well

 Remarkable in its scale and preservation, the Amber (Amer) Fort in the Aravali hills is a fascinating visit. 

                                                    An elephant strides through the main gate.


                                               Note the extraordinary detail of the inlaid marble.


                             Centuries after it was built (beginning in 1592), the colors remain vibrant.


                            The harem would gather below, for conversation and entertainment.


City well is an infrequently visited communal well which seems as though it were designed by the artist M.C. Escher. The series of undulating steps allowed residents access to water, as well as the chance to socially interact.


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