Hawa Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Taken the 09/06/12
Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवा महल, translation: "Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah"
Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Jaipur’s business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.

More info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawa_Mahal

As you see also i could make a good portrait of that man who was walking around the palace ;). We had bat weather and it was a shame not to take a good picture with a great weather. Next time !!!
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Latitude: 26° 55' 24" N, Longitude: 75° 49' 36" E

Location: Jaipur, India

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