06 February 2011

The Haveli of Jaisalmer

For my last post from this amazing city in the middle of the desert I had saved her most impressive architectural marvels - the Patwon Ki Haveli of Jaisalmer.

The following photos are of different parts of this Haveli complex.

This is one of the most impressive buildings I have seen on this trip to Rajasthan - it's scale,
 it's materiality,

it's response to the harsh desert climate,
 and it's relation with the street - all in all it's just amazing.

It's not surprising why this building is till-date evoked in almost every discussion on 'Indian architecture'.

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