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View of the Fort, Barwa Sagar

View of the Fort, Barwa Sagar

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(722)

Item number: 1003722

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Fort of Barwa Sagar, from the road below, taken by an unknown photographer around the 1890s. The North-Western Provinces List of 1891 reads, 'To the north-west of the town is a fine old castle on the border of the lake, said to have been built around 130 years ago by Udit Singh, the Bundela Raja of Orchha. The ground floor consists of large vaulted rooms, the large windows of which look out upon a deep precipice near the lake, and a winding staircase leads to the first floor. The rooms at the top are surrounded by a terrace overlooking the lake. There is a wide stone road winding round the rock upon which the fort is built, which leads right up to the second storey. The lake is the most attractive feature in the landscape.'

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