Photo of the day - 25 August - Symmetry

Where this photo was taken?

Hampi - Karnataka


Story of this photo

This photo was taken on our trip to Hampi. This 14th century step well from Hampi is a celebration of symmetry. It was built during the Vijayangara period. In Karnataka, these step wells are known as “Pushkarini”. This beautiful step well with five diminishing stages was found during an excavation in 1980. It is located quite close to the colossal structure named Mahanavami Dibba. Even after being buried under the earth for centuries, there was not much damages to this structure. It is quite a wonder how ancient Indian architects and sculptors have taken the simple, utilitarian wells and turned them into architectural master pieces.


1 comment:

  1. Cool photo and I have seen lots of bloggers have shared about this place😊 I would love to visit there some day. @knycxjourneying.com

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