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City Palace 2

On the ground floor, there are several museums featuring weapons used by the royalty during military campaigns, old carriages and palanquins, formal costumes, embroidered shawls and silk saris, in addition to period manuscripts. To my amazement, there was also a collection of photos of the so called Photographer Prince, Maharajah Ram Singh II. These photos taken somewhere between 1857 and 1865 were well preserved and lay almost untouched, discovered only recently.  Most of the shots show fakirs (penurious ascetics), soldiers, his four wives and some self portraits. He is said to have picked up photography from a British photographer, spending hours developing his photographs. It obviously was not allowed to take photos inside the museum, so I leave you with the latticed balconies, with this particular paint coat, which looked appealing to me. 

City Palace 2

On the ground floor, there are several museums featuring weapons used by the royalty during military campaigns, old carriages and palanquins, formal costumes, embroidered shawls and silk saris, in addition to period manuscripts. To my amazement, there was also a collection of photos of the so called Photographer Prince, Maharajah Ram Singh II. These photos taken somewhere between 1857 and 1865 were well preserved and lay almost untouched, discovered only recently.  Most of the shots show fakirs (penurious ascetics), soldiers, his four wives and some self portraits. He is said to have picked up photography from a British photographer, spending hours developing his photographs. It obviously was not allowed to take photos inside the museum, so I leave you with the latticed balconies, with this particular paint coat, which looked appealing to me. 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 17 Apr 2018, 00:07
This is a wonderful image, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: This is a wonderful place actually, Ray.
A very nice pinkish color, and a great story. Those old photographs still have lessons to impart.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, the photos on display were very good, unfortunately there was no photography inside, Larry.
I had to look up Maharajah Ram Singh II. He got some really nice images.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you took the initiative to look up his images. I imagine they are the same as: https://www.google.nl/search?tbm=isch&q=Ram+Singh+II+Photographs+of+Women&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi42tL0ucTaAhUQ26QKHdhZBzEQBQg8KAA&biw=1094&bih=487&dpr=1.25
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 Apr 2018, 02:47
i absolutely love the color
Ayush Basu: It appears to be a quite recurring colour in Jaipur city, Sherri.
It is so beautiful! Thank you for this history - it is an amazing place!
Ayush Basu: I leave you with this link, Elizabeth:
https://www.google.nl/search?tbm=isch&q=Ram+Singh+II+Photographs+of+Women&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi42tL0ucTaAhUQ26QKHdhZBzEQBQg8KAA&biw=1094&bih=487&dpr=1.25
It almost looks like a model, Ayush, the colour is very nice.
Ayush Basu: I found this entire place very nice, Frank - well the places that were not out of bounds.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Apr 2018, 06:40
The photographs you describe would be fascinating to see Ayush
Ayush Basu: The photos on display were very good, unfortunately there was no photography inside, Chris. I found this:
https://www.google.nl/search?tbm=isch&q=Ram+Singh+II+Photographs+of+Women&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi42tL0ucTaAhUQ26QKHdhZBzEQBQg8KAA&biw=1094&bih=487&dpr=1.25
A fine picture of a wonderful building Ayush
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked this marvellous place, Bill.
Magnifique façade et superbe aussi ce lampadaire assorti.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes they do go well together, is it not, Martine?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Apr 2018, 08:12
That is a pink that I would say has a cooling affect Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for that input, Chad. I wonder if it has to do with use of whites also.
Ayush Basu: The photos on display were very good, unfortunately there was no photography inside, Brian.
I found this:
https://www.google.nl/search?tbm=isch&q=Ram+Singh+II+Photographs+of+Women&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi42tL0ucTaAhUQ26QKHdhZBzEQBQg8KAA&biw=1094&bih=487&dpr=1.25
I am always amazed by the geometry of these buildings, they seem fractals in continuous repetition of themselves.
Ayush Basu: You are right, Claudio. It was a wonderful, I thought.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2018, 04:47
I like this a lot, Ayush. LOVE the presentation and the colours here.
Beautiful composition.
Ayush Basu: This place was marvellous and I did not have to exert myself to make a good picture out of it, Astrid.
Delightfully appealing, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: It was a wonderful, I thought, Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Apr 2018, 13:41
Great balance in the shot. I have noticed the difference in louvre patterns of most windows. Makes it more interesting.
Ayush Basu: Well observed, Louis, I would like to think there was a reason for it and not an odd occurrence.
Good composition, Ayush - love the lamp!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Tom. It really went well with the rest of the structures.
I quite like this composition.
Simple yet complex.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, LC. The builders were obviously very good.

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