The Grand Bangalore Palace

My new Sigma 10-20 mm F4 ultra wide lens had just arrived by mail and I was dying to test it out. On searching online for good architecture locations I came across some photos of Bangalore Palace. . The Bangalore palace is located inside the city and getting there is easy .
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The palace was built as a boarding school; construction started in the year 1862 and it was completed in 1944. In 1884 the palace was bought by the Maharaja of Mysore and is now owned by the Mysore Royal family.
IMG_7606-HDR(3)-editThe architecture of the palace has a mixture of Tudor architecture with a hint of Gothic Influence.  At a first look the palace shows very strong resemblance to the Windsor Castle.
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The open courtyard with a bench made with tiles imported from Spain.

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Colourful corridors inside the Bangalore Palace

The Mysore Royal family loved to hunt and it is pretty evident from the photos of hunting parties posing with their kill and all the furniture made from animals ( Elephant foot chairs, antelope leg stools etc)
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 The first floor, containing an elaborate hall known as the Durbar Hall, can be reached by climbing a decorated staircase. This is a sprawling hall where the king used to address the assembly. One side of the hall contains stained glass windows in Gothic style.

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