Next door to the City Palace is the Jaipur Observatory, built between 1728 and 1734. Its Hindu name is the Jantar Mantar and it contains a series of monumental instruments for “….measuring the harmony of the heavens.” The scale of this place is astonishing, with each instrument serving a particular function and still delivering accurate readings after nearly three hundred years:
© Mark Simms Photography (2015)
11 Responses to “Jaipur Observatory”
An amazing place.
It is amazing Iain…..I just wish I understood it all a bit better 😊
Ha ha! Giant sundial (but I can’t understand them either).
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Wow, Mark! Never knew this existed. Fascinating construction 🙂
Neither did I. I did a certain amount of research before we went to India….but I confess that this came as a surprise 😊
It’s wonderful to see that the buildings have been looked after! Such an elegant structure compared to our modern observatories. I loved seeing the familiar bowl shaped dishes in the structures! Fascinated to know more about how they worked their instruments of the time.
You have a wonderful collection of new photography this week very impressive very different wonderful to see
Thanks Donna 😊
That sounds like a fascinating place – and a photographers delight!