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Sullen - Jantar Mantar Observatory. Jaipur.

Sullen - Jantar Mantar Observatory. Jaipur.

The Jantar Mantar Observatory was built by Jai Singh II (1688-1743). This Maharajah was very found of astronomy. He had read all about the works of Euclide, Ptolémée, Copernic, Galilei, Newton... He made build five Observatories in Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Matura. The Jantar Mantar is the greatest one.

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Nirvan Hope15-Jan-2013 19:22
Wonderful capture!
Wilfred Seefeld15-Jan-2013 07:23
Exceptional image with great timing! V
Gérard Koehl09-Jan-2013 18:57
Superbe composition. V
Simon Chandler09-Jan-2013 18:36
Excellent composition with the inclusion of the human subject to give a sense of scale and to take a story. v
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