Friday, March 21, 2014

Mysore Palace

This palace was quite impressive, but I am getting a bit jaded by the abundance of such palaces, durbars, temples, and general fancified buildings in India.
Originally this was the digs of the Wodeyar Kings, rulers of the current state of Karnnatika.  They liked to show people just how much money they had.  This palace was rebuilt in the late 19th century after a fire destroyed the original.  The architect was British, and the style is a combination of Indian, Hindu, Mughal and European late Victorian style.  There is a huge parade/show grounds, and the usual DURBAR in the center of the building, where the king would receive lucky people.
See how many styles you can find in the pictures here:

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