Circular Balconies at the Dada Hari Vav | Stepwell Photos
Looking down over the carved balconies at the Dada Hari stepwell.
A quiet, well maintained and very beautiful well in Ahmedabad, five storeys deep and with unusual spiral staircases that lead to the bottom level. Built in 1499.
This view looks down carved octagonal balconies to a square sunken pool, the actual well shaft is a few metres beyond and connected with a tunnel.
No-one was here when we arrived, nonetheless a stern cleric from the nearby madrassa forbade us to use a tripod for the camera. The madrassa is about 50 metres away across an open space.
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Portrait format. The image you'll get is the second one which shows more of the carving and steps at the bottom.
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