Hidden treasures: Stepwells

#1 Jul 11th, 2016, 20:29
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When I looked over edge of one in Rajasthan it took my breath away.

They are amazing!


"It was a chance glance over a wall in the Indian state of Gujarat in the late 1980s that set Chicago-based arts journalist Victoria Lautman on an obsessive course that only now is reaching its conclusion.

Lautman looked down many stories into the depths of massive architectural form of the Rudabai stepwell in Adalaj, Ahmedabad. She was fascinated by the intricacy, beauty and surprise of the well. Her quest to see and learn more about the wells is being documented in an upcoming book featuring her photographs as well as her discoveries and best guesses about the hundreds of stepwells she’s visited since that first glimpse."



Hidden Treasures of India Documented by Chicago-Based Arts Journalist
My India Photos, 2005-2017
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#2 Jul 11th, 2016, 23:06
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Great catch. I lived near one and never knew it was there. Course my Mom used to say that about me and girls. Next trip its a priority, umm the wells not the girls..
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Amazing, Sama! I would love to see these some day.
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