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Incredible India - birds, elephants and people at the Amber Fort in Jaipur - Rajasthan

As forecasted by my friend Marc Viteau ( markotxe.deviantart.com) this is the first photograph of a series of photographs that I am working on containing impressions from an India trip January 2017.
I dedicate the whole series to Marc who is a very gifted and prolific photograph, located in Biarritz - France covering a vast range of themes with a great predilection to the human activity and environment and to ... the human being itself.


From the Wikipaedia:

Amer Fort (Hindiआमेर क़िला or Amber Fort) is located in Amer, a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi)[1] located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from JaipurRajasthan stateIndia. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur area.[2][3] The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas,[4] and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I (December 21, 1550 – July 6, 1614).

Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake.[3][5][6][7][8][9] It is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.

Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace.[5] The palace was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families. At the entrance to the palace near the fort's Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to Sila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult, which was given to Raja Man Singh when he defeated the Raja of Jessore, Bengal in 1604. (Jessore is now in Bangladesh).[3][10][11]

This palace, along with Jaigarh Fort, is located immediately above on the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the same Aravalli range of hills. The palace and Jaigarh Fort are considered one complex, as the two are connected by a subterranean passage. This passage was meant as an escape route in times of war to enable the royal family members and others in the Amer Fort to shift to the more redoubtable Jaigarh Fort.[5][8][12][13]

Annual tourist visitation to the Amer Palace was reported by the Superintendent of the Department of Archaeology and Museums as 5000 visitors a day, with 1.4 million visitors during 2007.[1]

At the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom PenhCambodia, in 2013, Amer Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

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Rikitza Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017   Photographer
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nehab16 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this place.... part of my family history and heritage :) 
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017   Photographer
I love it too Neha dear :hug:
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful ,love this Richard dear❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   Photographer
great you do Ilona :hug:
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome ladybug F R E E S T U F F by AStoKo  Dear Richard ❤️
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
impressive
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017   Photographer
:hug:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Amazing capture, i Love the blurry birds :highfive:
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: a bunch Bernie :love:
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
outstanding work of ART...:clap:

cRAFTY Crow by Caddman by caddman
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: Skot :love:
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
It is always my pleasure my dear friend! Hug:heart:
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Did you climb up here on elphant back?
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017   Photographer
no Laszlo, despite the fact that we had paid for ... it looked to dangerous ... :(
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I did it and it was not dangerous at all. (just sometimes little stinky):D (Big Grin) 
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017   Photographer
maybe next time, we shall gather the needed courage to do it :hug:
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
  Cutie Thumbs Up Hug
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
This is so wonderful.  I live in a very small town and will never these amazing and mysterious places.  Thank you for sharing them!
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017   Photographer
:heart:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..splendid shot, frankly!:iconfabulousplz::iconsparklyplz:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017   Photographer
Flori merci beaucoup :hug:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...avec plaisir!:iconblinkingplz:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :love:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: Lucile dear. I am very glad you like the pic :tighthug:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved it, my pleasure dear Riki :huggle:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017   Photographer
:love:
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miirex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot, Riki.
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: Mirek :hug:
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miirex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome, Riki.
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aglezerman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Stunning shot!  Looks like it was a great trip :)
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: dear Anastasya. It certainly was a great trip :hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great capture! :)  At first glance, those birds looked like airplanes. :thumbsup::D
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   Photographer
They ... are kind of :)
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful view! Have a nice weekend my friend!
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: same to you my dear :hug:
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stalker034 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic stunningly magnificent epic absolutely beautiful golden photo!!!!!!!!!Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Love Love Love Love Love DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt 
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:hug:
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stalker034 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hug :happybounce: La la la la I am a dummy! 
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christophf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
three elements?
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Photographer
These are only the MAIN ones, those leading the story Lieber Christoph :tighthug:
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christophf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
;-)
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
The birds in flight add something special to this piece!
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: Matthews they were dominating the scene indeed :heart:
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
India! Great shot!
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Photographer
:thanks: my great MAESTRO :heart:
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
My pleasure!
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture 
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:hug: :rose:
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