Wednesday, April 8, 2020

'National Geographic' Circa 1917: 'The Gate of Jaipur, India'


Built of pink stucco and surrounded by a great wall with many towers, this city is the chief financial center of the state of Raj-putana and a commercial emporium of no mean proportions. Paved streets, some a hundred feet wide, divide the city into six equal sections. Founded in 1728 by the great Maharajah Jai Singh II, it was named for him, and its chief attraction is his magnificent palace in the center of the city. It is the only city in India laid out in rectangular blocks.

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