Depth…come on down…
Scattered throughout Western India, Rajasthan and Gujarat are astonishing StepWells or Baoris. These deep wells, accessible on foot via bewildering step constructions, reach reliable year-round water supply. They’re decorated with domes, columns, ornate entrances and galleries carved in profusely elaborate detail. Today water is delivered to the city by pipes leaving behind these astonishing feats of engineering and design.
Thousands have been filled in, neglected beyond repair and lost. Slowly governments have begun to realise the importance of these constructions and tentative steps are being taken to at least keep safe from harm dwindling remains and in some cases begin restoration.
These photographs are at two Step Wells in Bundi, Rajasthan, within fifty metres of each other.
Did I descent the giddy depths of these bewitching subterranean excavations; not on your Nelly!
Seemoredepths…click the link