© Sonali Dalal and sonalidalal.wordpress.com (2012)
Step-wells are wells where water can be reached by descending the steps. Gujarat,Indian state and my home state,has many such step-wells from bygone era. They are of great historical significance and today they are all in the category of protected monuments. These structures were made out of stones with some amazing carvings. These wells were also used as a refuge against intense heat of Indian summer. People will go deep inside and will be protected from the harsh sunlight. Water in the well used to provide cooling effect. Travelers used to rest there while passing by.
Here I have captured step-well of Ambapur some 20 kms outside my hometown of Ahmedabad.
31 thoughts on “Step-well of Ambapur”
Beautiful shot, wonderfully composed.
Ah, the details pop so well in black & white, Sonali! You’ve composed it so well that I wish I could walk right into the image. I hope we can make it to Gujarat someday to see such special architecture.
Thanks Tricia! Best of all is at Patan,Gujarat. Known as “Rani ki vaav”. It is simply superb. Other good one is also at Ahmedabad called “adalaj Step-well”. Compared to them this one pales in significance.
Ah, that detail is just magnificent! Thanks for sharing your image of Adalaj Step-well too.
Thanks Tricia! Do visit Gujarat.
WOW! Fascinated me… Thank you dear Sonali this was great shot. Love, nia
I did not know of such things, yet can understand the value. I like the depth and the contrasts in this photo… Thanks for sharing some heritage…
Thanks. This particular “vav” as we call it,is nothing in comparision to amazing carvins of “Rani ki Vav’ and “Adalaj Vav”! I will upload their photos soon.
They are amazing…
The truly are !I have another blog. Sonalidalal.blogspot.in where I have presented some photo essays on our heritage,our traditional arts and crafts.
I’ll be traveling today but will be sure to visit soon.. Thanks for sending the link …
Thanks! I would love to have your feedback. That blog is something very different from this one.
This is incredible
Beautiful mono, and I like the perspective in this photo, the way my eye is taken in amongst the columns. And the text is great – added to a good image is now the interest of knowing what it actually is – good stuff! Adrian
Thanks Adrian! Your feedback always helps. I sincerely look forward to all feedback,criticism,suggestions as it will help me to improve. Also gives me new perspective. Otherwise I will become set in the way I do things.
You are so right about the wonderful carvings, not just here either! India is a place I’d like to explore….
Thanks!! India has a lot to offer! Do visit my country.
Wow! Excellent composition, beautiful sculpture.
Thanks! It is very beautiful.
What a delight it must be to live with such historical surroundings.
Yes! My city is a treasure house.
Nice depth of field.
Madam,just Excellent shot !! I’m from Ambapur. http://www.ambapur.in
currently working on vaav.ambapur.in ! thank you for your visit of our Heritage.
Thanks ! It is a beautiful one !
great Thanks to you !
You can check my other blig sonalidalal. Blogspot. In for more photos.
already,checked it !