Window to the past…

Few weeks back I got a chance to visit Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace that’s located in Bangalore, India. It’s a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of  Tipu Sultan. I would like to share few of my captures and what I sensed from the structural built of this place: the place resonates with the strong personality of the man who shaped it.

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The grey flooring is the renovated portion and the one on the sides forms the part of original flooring.
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The structure is made of teak wood which over the years has petrified.
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Way to the first floor. The rooms in the ground floor have been converted into a small museum.
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Details 
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Hand painted walls and ceilings decorates the palace everywhere.
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Window to the past.

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Only if my imagination could justify the real feel of these embellished walls.

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Corners of history
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Embellished wooden slats on the ceiling.

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Hyder Ali started its construction within the walls of the Bengaluru Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791.

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Multiple arches and balconies on the first floor.

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The balcony on the first floor from where Tipu Sultan is believed to conduct his durbar (court) .

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Mysterious door holding many secrets.

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The staircase leading to the backyard.

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This pit which has been excavated recently boasts to be the location of a beautiful fountain. It was not known till yet but has been sighted in few of the sketches displayed in the museum housed on the ground floor.

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If seen under light, the painting inside the niche reflects gold streaks.

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This centuries old temple which is still located in the front yard adjacent to the palace is still active. It’s said that the temple was  well looked after by  Tipu Sultan.
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History never deletes itself…fragments stay back to mould the present and the future.

20160821_113922.jpgHappy exploring :))

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