Abstract in Yellow and Blue
Under a wind-swept sky, in Jaipur, one of the geometric structures that form Jantar Mantar Observatory’s collection of architectural astronomical instruments glows yellow in the morning sun.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the observatory derives its name from the Sanskrit ‘yanta mantr’, meaning ‘instrument of calculation’. Built in the early 1700s, the devices remain surprisingly accurate in performing complex astronomical calculations as well as measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking stars in their orbits.
Day 12 (the last one) of our Thar Desert Photography Expedition 2014.