Saturday, October 6, 2007
View from above
This is the view while coming down the steps of Golconda Fort. The area you see below was the private bathing and grooming area for the queen. The royal bath and other areas of the fort received water through clay pipes fed by a series of Persian wheels which raised water to the upper terrace and from there channeled to various areas such as baths, gardens and kitchens . You can also see some of the buildings I mentioned yesterday abutting right against the outer walls of the fort.
"Like tourists huffing and puffing to reach the peak we forget the view on the way up." - Friedrich Nietzsche