India, part 8: Jaipur: Jantar Mantar
December, 2004
by Norman Koren

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Part 1: Introduction |
Part 2: Gujarat | Part 3: Udaipur
Part 4: Jodhpur fort | Part 5: Jodhpur rooftops
| Part 6: Jaipur: Palaces and Amber fort
Part 7: Jaipur streets | Part 8: Jaipur: Jantar Mantar
| Part 9: Ranakpur temple and sculptures
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The Jantar Mantar observatory, built between 1728 and 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Singh in the early eighteenth centure for astronomical/astrological observations, is one of the world's great sculpture gardens. But the sculptures are precision scientific instruments! The images below are somewhat repetitive, but I found the groupings of people fascinating.

Jaipur: Jantar Mantar observatory

Jaipur: Jantar Mantar observatory

Jaipur: Jantar Mantar observatory

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Images and text copyright 2004 by Norman Koren. Norman Koren lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he worked in developing magnetic recording technology for high capacity data storage systems until 2001. He has been involved with photography since 1964.