Close to Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan there are several step wells, in varying degrees of decay. The one I visited, in Bagar,if my memory serves me, was not considered safe enough to get close to.
But the rather dreamlike surroundings offered a little respite from the relentless heat and dust,
and this smiling gentleman was very proud to be taking care of the well.
These structure has been around for hundreds of years, so I’m posting for Paula’s traces of the past.
12 thoughts on “Around a well from the past”
Very very cool 👍🏼
Interesting bit of history….given that you weren’t able to get close, you wouldn’t know how large that well was?
These step wells are amazing structures. Beauty and utility combined.
You have some fascinating memories tucked away in that pile of photos, Gilly. 🙂 🙂 Hope you’ve had a good weekend.
The caretaker has the character of life in his face. Lovely photographs for us to view. The 2nd is indeed very peaceful.
You are much-travelled my dear. I love getting glimpses of your footsteps in so many different places.
Beautifully structure of the well. The gentleman is taking care of it with great pride. 🙂
Great photos, Gilly!
India on your mind at the moment Gilly? Considering a revist? I really like the composition of your first photo.
What a beautiful set of photos, dear Gilly. Fascinating site!
Cool place to visit but the caretakers smile is my favorite .
Ah India what a fascinating place. The colours of Rajasthan are amazing.
Hey Gilly .. he sure does look proud! Great shots 🙂