Some of the stairways in India make their way unevenly upwards without anything to hold on to. Here are some perilous stairs around Rajasthan in northern India.
The zigzagging stairs up the orange wall at Amber Fort, Jaiper.
These stairs are in a village near Jaisalmer. Often the stairs were made deliberately uneven so that in the dark of the night, thieves (and tourists) would stumble loudly enough on their way up to the bedrooms to wake up the upstairs occupants.
Another set of stairs in the same village.
Of course, I don’t think I would actually attempt any of these stairs; that’s something better left to the crazy monkeys!
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Beautiful place and, as I’ve experienced; a perfect place to watch the sunset.
Yes, Amber Fort is quite stunning in the evening light!
Fantastic definition using the contrasts of light and shadow, and the colours make rich patterns.
In all these photos we were getting close to sunset and the light and shadows were amazing!
Fabulous collection and oh that color testure and compositions… simply wonderful!
India is especially photogenic if you’re into colour and textures!
that s true but the western eye views it with its minimalistic quality, I’m always distracted, with people, action and sometimes the being there at the wrong time of day!
In India it’s hard not to get distracted by the people and action…
I especially love the last set of stairs.
stairs offer a great pattern
Great photo for the challenge!
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Great choices! I love the abstract quality of the first, but I like them all.
You have posted photos of some of the visually appealing and colorful staircases. Rajastahn is as usual always so colorful and glittery. These are really perilous and often require concentration while climbing up or down. But however dangerous they may be, they make for the perfect post. 🙂
Great colour and zig zag patterns.
Beautiful photographs! Perfect “Zigzags”!
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Amazing. Good photos!
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kewl shotz 🙂
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