Jaipur, India: Hawa Mahal.
Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds” is a palace built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Built of red and pink sandstone, Hawa Mahal forms part of the City Palace. It was designed by Lal Chand Ustad to resemble the crown of Krishna. The five-story has 953 small windows or “jharokhas” decorated with intricate latticework, allowing royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict face cover or “purdah”.
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