Saturday, August 1, 2015

INDIA - The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

"The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India's historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period." -

Postcard 1

"Jantar Mantar lies in the City of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
It is an astronomical observatory and has instruments that can
tell time without using watch and only sunlight.
I visited this place in October last year and it was amazing!", shares Nagi.
Thank you so much my postcrossing pal Nagi
for always sending me great UNESCO postcards! ^-^

Postcard 2

A surprise postcard with a really really nice stamp!
Thank you so much KR Bhat of Bangalore for this great postcard!
Will send your wish postcard soon!

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