Row of Arches, Amber Fort by theurbannexus

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A row of arches overlooking the hills, Amber Fort; Jaipur, Rajasthan.

This fort served as the capital for the Maharajas of this region, until Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh felt that the time was right to start a new city, which he named after himself – Jaipur.

His reasoning was based on the fact that he had entered into an agreement with the fierce Mughal rulers based in nearby Agra (now in Uttar Pradesh) to marry his daughter to a prince – this lead to peace, and him being the Commander of the Mughal Army. As Mughal power waned he felt it was safe to expand his kingdom and seat of power.

There are a number of forts in Jaipur including the older Jaigarh Fort, next to this one, and the newer City Palace which was established once the city was built. Part of this palace is also open to the public and the current (titleless) Maharaja resides there when he is not in the UK.


  • Murray Newham
    Murray Newhamover 7 years ago

    I have a picture similar to this, not as good.

  • Lost Lost
    Lost Lostover 7 years ago

    Nice one, the crop looks great. Looks like it would have been hard to expose properly.

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayabout 7 years ago

    OOH brilliant, this is such a grat composition, the blue light makes it quite ethereal, good capture…Rajasthan is one of the most stunning places isn’t it….

  • theurbannexus
    theurbannexusabout 7 years ago

    Thanks guys. Cheers mren, James and Jewd – Rajasthan is rewarding in some ways, but the hawkers are so damn vicious there :(

  • lex7
    lex7about 7 years ago

    It’s perfect!! Looks wonderful.

  • Charlie
    Charlieabout 7 years ago

    Very well captured theurbannexus!! The blues just pop through and look great with the sand colored pillars and arches!! I love it!

  • theurbannexus
    theurbannexusalmost 7 years ago

    Yay to the wonderful human who bought one of these :)

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyalmost 7 years ago

    Reminds me of an old Maxfield Parrish painting. He used the blue you captured here. Beautiful shot.

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 6 years ago


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