May 3, 2016

Shaniwar Wada: Through the Lens


Built in 1732 by the Peshwas, this is a landmark structure in the heart of Pune town. It was occupied by the Pehawas until 1818 when they lost the Anglo- Maratha war to the British. The fort has five entrance gates and Dilli Darwaza is the main one.The fort had many important structures inside such as the reception hall, dance hall and mirror hall along with wooden pillars, doorways in teak wood, chandeliers, paintings and rugs, most of which were gutted in a fire in 1828. Presently it has a nice garden, the palace fountain and ruins of various structures. This historic fort is claimed to be haunted by the ghost of Narayanrao, the fifth Peshwa ruler who was murdered by his guards.










27 comments:

  1. Truly majestic... Just why question why have the photos in B/W ? These would have looked fantastic in full colour..

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    1. Thank you. Felt that the monochrome would go well with the historical structure. :)

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  2. Lovely captures!!

    Want to visit :)

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  3. Ever since I saw Bajirao Mastani I was interested in seeing the palace. Hopefully some day soon.

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  4. Looks like such a an interesting place...

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    1. Absolutely, though most of its sheen has been lost.

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  5. The film Bajirao Mastani got me interested in this one. Thank you for the virtual trip.
    And now I am really intrigued to learn that it is claimed to be haunted by the ghost of Narayanrao, the fifth Peshwa ruler who was murdered by his guards.

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  6. Lovely takes..Yes..the same question like couple of others..why in B&W?

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    1. Thank you. Felt monochrome suited the historical structure better. :)

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  7. The monochrome images have made it look more haunted ☺️

    Just kidding...nice coverage.

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  8. Imposing!
    It must have taken ages to build such a structure.
    The b&w pics seem just right for Shaniwar Wada.

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    1. Thank you, Nambiare. Absolutely a magnificent fort.

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  9. Your captures look great in B&W, Niranjan:)

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  10. Magnificent captures of beautiful place.

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