From the Pest-side looking toward the Palace (Királyi Palota) on the Buda-side. The Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) over the Danube is in the foreground.
[I missed my Daily Photo post yesterday due to being on the road to Mysore, so I’m doubling up today.]
Dariya Daulat is Tipu Sultan’s palace at Mysore. There’s a similar structure in Bangalore, where the Sultan conducted meetings while in town. The Mysore palace is much more impressive from the inside. The murals have been restored and there are exhibits of furniture, arms, and artworks from the era.
However, the outside the structure is much less impressive because of ugly green blinders that are used for the twin purposes of keeping the light and tourists photos out. (There is no photography allowed inside.)
This is the gate which stands inline but opposite Dariya Daulat.
This white marble palace constructed in the Indo-Islamic style is one of the more impressive structures in Old Delhi’s Red Fort.
The Red Fort should be visited before visiting Agra Fort, because it should be seen but it’s not as impressive as its Agra kin. I did it the other way around, and the Red Fort was a disappointment by comparison. The grounds aren’t kept up, most of the semi-precious gemstone inlays are missing from the ornately carved marble, and the fort houses an architectural hodgepodge. That being said, the red sandstone walls are imposing and magnificent and the few historic structures are quite impressive–if not as much so as in Agra.
This photo was taken on the Palace grounds in Budapest’s castle district. I’m pretty sure I took the photo because the little statuette looks a bit like Leonard Nimoy wearing jeans, a Catholic schoolgirl skirt, and a gaudy hipster medallion. I’m sure that it’s not meant to be Leonard Nimoy, but rather some prince in Hungary’s long history.