Monday, June 18, 2012

Vishram Bagh Wada, Pune

This is located in the heart of the old part of the Pune city on Bajirao Road. One can never miss it when one pass in front of it as its facade is very impressive.




The majestic remains of the 18th century palace are magnificent. This was built by Peshwa Bajirao II as their residence  It is famous for its elaborate wooden facade which showcases the rich culture and heritage.



Purely processed wood Saag has been used for all the woodwork in the palace.The carvings are exquisite piece of Suru work and speaks volumes of the artistic sense of the Peshwa kings. The wood carvings on the pillars and floral motifs are true masterpieces.



51 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The balcony looks beautiful. Wonderful captures, Rajesh!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Grand building with beautiful facade.

George said...

This facade is truly magnificent.

cloudia charters said...

truly a treasure!


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Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful architect...

joshidaniel.com said...

should check this out some day

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes! true masterpieces!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

The wood facade is indeed beautiful.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

I love all the arches.

Al said...

That is impressive woodwork, nice shots.

Zuzana said...

Another beautiful part of the architecture in your country.:) How do you find the time to do so much traveling.;)
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Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful structure, Rajesh! I love the colors and the carvings! Terrific captures for the day! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Fun60 said...

Great photos. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to do the wood carvings.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this adventure and wonderful journey to a country I'd love to visit.

Please have a good Tuesday.


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Jim said...

Great architecture.

Meoww said...

Beautiful carvings! Never been able to visit North India... It is wonderful to catch a glimpse of the wondrous places in India!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- we are visiting ancient ruins in Colorado (550 to 1300 AD) ...very very old for our country. (We're at Mesa Verde National Park -- but my blog posts haven't caught up.)

Krishna said...

beautiful building...

thanks for sharing

chubskulit said...

So grand!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photo with a magnificent monument, I do.

NatureStop said...

Nice post!

Linda said...

It is definitely a grand piece of architecture!

Jeevan said...

Impressive facade and great wood work display! Detail capture Rajesh.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed seeing the impressive carved facade, quite beautiful and unusual!

Karen said...

Always lovely shots of such magnificent places!

joy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures and telling history from you land:)

Reader Wil said...

Amazing that this building has such exquisite decorations all carved in wood. Is the whole building made of wood? Thanks for participating in ABC Wednesday!
Wil, ABC Team

Liza said...

Impressive indeed.

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Lynn Proctor said...

this is such a lovely post!--hi, new follower :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic building and work!

Lowell said...

I don't think I'd want to live in such an ornate place, but it would be great fun to visit it. The balcony is very special!

logic said...

Nice clicks :)
Feel good ones dude

Roger Owen Green said...

great detail, and I imagine a lovely view.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

bettyl said...

You are so right--they are masterpieces! Thanks for sharing this part of the world!

Barb said...

Rajesh, I would have thought this was stone - I'm glad you explained about the wood carving. It has held up so well through the centuries!

R Niranjan Das said...

Exceptional art work.

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Ankita Sinha said...

I missed it on my trip to pune..oops!such a magnificent piece of work.Thanks for sharing.

HansHB said...

Such a nice post!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating wonderful craftsmanship.

Pietro said...

Magnificent building indeed, the balcony is so interesting. Nice shots, Rajesh.

YOSEE said...

Such beautiful Jharokha !

SM said...

beautiful shots

zongrik said...

i like how ornate the designs are

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wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful RED walls...so majestic :-) Dropping by from last weeks RT2

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Meoww said...

The extended windows are way too cool! Amazing architectural beauty!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Indeed a Masterpiece!

mysay.in said...

loved the photographs ... and the information.. Vishram Bagh waada .. reminds me of few old buildings .. up north .. in Lucknow !!

sushmitha said...

Good to know about this place. Nice captures :)

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the wonderful architecture.