Life under the shadow of faded royalty- yes, this is the exact thought that took over my mind as I saw a common man just like me, in sweaty shirt and half eroded slippers riding a rickety bicycle under the stony arches of vestigial history! This is the inside view of the Large Gateway, one of the fine arched entrances to the temple town of Bishnupur. The structure built with dressed laterite blocks was more popularly known as 'Pathar Darwaja' (Gateway of Stone). It was the northern entrance to the ancient fort of Bishnupur built by Malla King Birsingha in the second half of seventeenth century. It had double storied galleries flanking the central passage for accommodating troops and there were also arrow-slits for the archer and the gunman. As of now, occasionally a traveler like me or a group stops by this trail of history and click few photos to document the trip.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Life Under the Shadow of Faded Royalty
Labels: Archaeological survey of India, Bengal, Bicycle, Bishnupur, Door, Historical, Large gateway, Monument, Monument photography, Stone
He has been blogging since 2007, and the pen often runs out of ink, but thankfully the mystic spirit of traveling-clicking-storytelling always reconquers Anunoy before it gets too late! In his early childhood, Anunoy’s craving for backpacking was sowed by his father. He has been a rolling stone ever since, forming passionate bonds with motorcycle touring and photography to add more layers to his wander lust. Between see-sawing a small family and a thankless job, Anunoy Samanta manages to run his own photography cum travel blog- Clicking Photos on the Go. You may catch up with Anunoy through Facebook or Twitter.