As a traveler, I'm particularly interested in the influence of culture in society and it's expressions. Jaipur captures these eclectic articulations perfectly. The palaces and their structures fascinate me as they represent a bygone era, which is impossible to replicate in this day and age.
During my recent visit to the Pink City, I decided to spend time photo documenting the City Palace, Nahargarh Fort and other nearby places. But while exploring these landmarks, I noticed that many of their doorways were singular in character - be it the imposing gateways with intricate frescoes at the entrance, or the smaller, nondescript doors inside the palaces. Each has a role to play and a story to tell. In City Palace, they reflect the influence of Mughal, European and Indian Shilpa Shastra styles.
Pritam Niwas Chowk is the inner courtyard of the City Palace. It has four smaller gates, each themed around the four seasons and dedicated to a particular Hindu god. The one in this picture is the Lotus Gate. It is adorned with dramatic lotus petals and flower patterns. It represents the summer season and the Hindu God Shiva.
Who else likes posing in front of fascinating doors?
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