Red Sari at the Loti ni Vav stepwell, Loteshwar | Stepwell Photos
A red sari is reflected in the water as a woman descends the steps of the Loti ni vav stepwell.
Some stepwells have one flight of steps, others have two, three or even - like the Loti ni vav - four. A beautiful stepwell below a fort on a side road as you drive from Dhrangadhra to Patan, the Loti ni Vav is a small well in a tight space and it's difficult to capture the whole construction in a single photograph.
The water is clean and the stepwell is in use as a place to come and bathe or or simply rinse the dust from your hands and face. It's also a place for offerings and flower petals; rice and incense had been left on some of the flat ledges above the water.
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A guide to approx sizes
A3: paper size 42x29.7cm, image size 40x28cm
A2: paper size 59.4x42cm, image size 57x40cm
70x50cm paper size, image size 68x48cm