10 June 2009

Gwalior Fort (Part 2)

The old part

6 comments:

jeff34 said...

Quelle vue splendide et quel fort magnifique ! La construction de cette photo en fait une image magnifique !

Rain said...

I feel so fortunate to be able to visit India every single day, thank so much!!!

Photo Cache said...

Your site is full of fantastic photos. I will put you in my blog roll.

Owen said...

Arnaud, what was the area in the middle that looks like a large pool (with green algae in it?) Guessing from size of people by the side of it, it looks huge, and quite deep ? So how long has this place been here ?

Arnaud said...

@Owen : The large pool is a baoli. This is a tank to harvest rain during moonsoon season and store it for dry one.
There are 2 kind of baolis (if I'm not wrong) :
- The one on the picture which is a tank.
- The other ones which allow human access to the underground water level. Some of those baoli have beautiful architecture and can dive 50m deep to reach the water level (for ex : Neemrana baoli in Rajasthan).

To answer to the 2nd question, this place is the old part of Gwalior Fort (15th century) !

Owen said...

Arnaud, thanks, it took me a bit to get back here, been too busy this past week... had never seen the word "baoli", bt the architecture around this one does look incredible, the small building on the far side with the dome on top is intriguing too...

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