Guest Author: Craft’ature
Have you ever fallen in/over / for love? Or rather have you ever felt love within a step well?
Adalaj is a vav… a step well… a historical place… a tourist attraction… built by Muslim king Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Vaghela chieftain….etc etc etc.
Yes!! You and I know about it. But do you know the real legend behind it? Have you ever noticed the intricate details of the architecture as deeply as the steps itself? Has Adalaj ever reminded you of your loved one(s) love?
Sandeep Damre, a passionate (professional as well J) photographer has taken his love for photography to a more beloved level. Or rather to a more involved elusive level. His display of Adalaj vav photos at Hutheesing Art Gallery is indeed a visual treat for visitors. The exhibit flaunts the relation between the art of architecture and the art of photography through Sandeep’s capture.
Every snap is a story in itself. It echoes and re echoes the principles of architecture, the emotional ethics of an emperor and love of a queen for her husband.
Behind the Well photo exhibition was inaugurated today by legendary photographer Shri P. M. Dalwadi at Hutheesing Art Gallery, CEPT campus. Not only did he inaugurate it, but he also graced the occasion with his knowledgeable presence and talk. It was indeed a sensual delight to see such artistic stalwarts like him, sharing space and time together at such an admirable event.
Says Sandeep, century. “Every time I visit the vav I find something different. Today it’s most attractive architecture in Ahmedabad. Every monument has its own aesthetic and emotional values. Every human has their own perception or understanding behind the old architecture, this is my version”.
Visit the exhibit today and re find the story behind Adalaj in an unusual discovery 🙂
The display is on till Sunday – Timings 4 p.m. to 7.pm.
Venue: Hutheesing Art Gallery, CEPT campus
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