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A section of the fort seen from across the lake. Wish I had a wide-angle lens for this one, the view was spectacular beyond anything that can be conveyed here.
Worm's-eye view of the Diwan-e-Aam, which blends Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture. Note the elephant-head carvings at the top of the pillars.
Self in fort. The only pic where I don't look like a cantankerous, sleep-deprived, reluctant tourist – though the relatively animated expression is only because the guide taking the photo nearly dropped the camera a couple of seconds earlier.
Sheesh Mahal: part of a wall and ceiling.
A wider view.
Palace gardens by the lake.
Oliphaunt. Tourists being taken up to the fort on elephant-back. After an accident a few months ago resulted in the death of a mahout, the length of the ride was reduced.
A relief on one of the Sheesh Mahal pillars. The flower on top was carved to incorporate the features of six or seven different animals/insects – you have to cover various parts of the carving with your hands to make out the features more clearly. There's a lion's tail in there, a fish's body, a cobra's head and even a scorpion, a butterfly and an ant.