Haryana

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Sethani Ki Chhatri

An elaborate memorial cenotaph in the shape of a two-storeyed chhatri, which is a pillar pavilion is situated on the Jhajjar road at the entrance to the town. It has eight arched openings on each floor and floral decorative motifs are used profusely. Chhatri though typical to Rajasthani architecture, it was later adapted into Mughal architecture. The name suggests that it belonged to a merchants wife, and is decorated with inscriptions and frescoes from Haroti region in Rajasthan.
An inscription within the ceiling frescoes dates it to Vikram Samvat 1918, i.e. 1861 AD.

Pinjore Gardens

It was created in the 17th century by architect Nawab Fidai Khan during the early reign of his foster brother Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). In recent times, it has been renamed as ‘Yadavindra Garden’ in the memory of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of the former princely state of Patiala, as it was refurbished & restored to its former spledour since it had grown into a wild jungle after initially built due to long years of neglect. The garden has been laid in seven terraces with the main gate of the garden opening into the highest first terrace which has a palace built in Rajasthani–Mughal style. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinjore_Gardens 

Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Engine

This steam engine was made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies at its Orwell Works in Ipswich, England, in 1905
This single-cylinder 4-nominal horse power Ransomes engine consumed about 60 litres of water and 7 kilograms of coal, or 18 kilograms of wood per hour when performing at its maximum capacity.
The engines were designed to a measure of nominal horse power, or NHP, so that farmers could easily choose the model to suit their needs.

One Foggy Day

Tailor’s Cut

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Celebrating 175 years of World Photography Day today on August 19th 2014

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