Travel theme: Arches

Arches at Amer Fort

Arches at Amer Fort near Jaipur, India

Creamy, aged arches greeted us at Amer Fort (also known as Amber Fort) near Jaipur, India.  In the section known as Sattais Kacheri, the carefully outlined, exquisitely beautiful arches with scalloped shapes become even more interesting as we moved around them, noticing what seemed to be an endless maze.

A graduated view of the arches in Amer Fort.

A graduated view of the arches in Amer Fort.

The columns stand soldier-like in just-so order.  But with sunlight streaming into the area at various times of day, the ivory marbled columns take on a movement of sorts that invites lingering.  After all, you really do want to see the next series of patterns on the floor.

Peering out from an arch at Amer Fort.

Peerig out through an arch at Amer Fort at the city below, Amer, India.

Beautiful arches of Amer Fort frame the view of the city below in a grand manner all their own.

For more entries into the Travel theme: Arches challenge brought to us by Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack, click here.

For more information:

YouTube video:  Jaipur, India Amber Forthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjb7nfrBJlM

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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14 Responses to Travel theme: Arches

  1. What incredible detail to the arches. You captured it well.

  2. An amazing place photographed beautifully by you! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Linda. It was a bit tricky because so many tourists were trying to capture the right angles — and we were, too. But it was interesting just to gaze ahead and make different patterns as we passed by.

  3. The second photo is like a magical passage into a world unknown, Rusha. Magnificent!

  4. suzjones says:

    Stunning Rusha. 🙂

  5. Thanks, Amy. I love the second one, too! It draws me in. And we kept moving back and forth, side to side because the view kept changing. It’s a wonderfully preserved building that I hope visitors can see for years to come

  6. Amy says:

    Glorious arches! These are great captures, Rusha. I love the second one.

    • Thanks, Amy. I must have overlooked your comment somehow, so I apologize for a delayed response. (I’m guilty of reading the comments via email and then not clicking to respond right then.) We loved the view through the second set of columns also. I would have loved breaking through that rope holding us back, but, of course, didn’t dare!

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