Monday, March 18, 2013

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Here I am below Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur....quite a walk up a winding road. The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate.

6 comments:

Thérèse said...

A feeling of invincibility except for good hikers of course :-)

Daryl said...

look like it could have been the inspiration for Game of Thrones 'Wall'

Luis Gomez said...

Absolutely wonderful!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting to see the imprints of the canonballs...when in Normandy, the craters from bombs dropped were still evident...it gives one an eerie feeling...and a realization of the experience...

Alexa said...

The angle of your shot gives us some idea of just how imposing this must have looked to the enemy—they'd need cannonballs at least!

Juliette said...

Very striking!