India, part 8: Jaipur: Jantar Mantar
updated Jan. 15, 2005
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.
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and text copyright (C) 2000-2013 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. Since 2003 most of his time has been devoted to the development of Imatest. He has been involved with photography since 1964.