Nat Geo Assignment: I Want to Go There…

Nat Geo Assignment: I Want to Go There...
Amber Fort in Jaipur has been submitted to ‘I Want to Go There…’ on National Geographic.



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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot community with an assignment called ‘I Want to Go There…‘. For this photo assignment curated by David Y. Lee, a producer at National Geographic Your Shot he wants to see photos that makes him and the rest of the Your Shot community think that they want to go there and to see photos transporting the viewers somewhere on our planet.

As David is saying it: ”- There will be an impulse to submit only photos from exotic destinations which might deter many of you from participating. But, remember that anywhere and everywhere can make me think, I want to go there. Close your eyes and think about your photos that make you feel I want to go there. As always, take advantage of your caption to share the story behind the photo, enriching my experience with your submission. I can’t wait to travel the world through your photos and stories! I can’t wait to go there”, he says.

Amber Fort in Jaipur, India
Located about eleven kilometers north of Jaipur, the Amber Fort is spectacular and it sits enthroned on a steep mountain slope and is reflected in the small lake at its feet. A curvy cobblestone path leads past the artistically designed Mughal garden to the main gate of the fort, Suraj Pol also known as the Sun Gate which leads to the first main courtyard. Behind it opens a spacious courtyard, where visitors used to park their horses and elephants and today filming often takes place here for Bollywood films.

A staircase leads to a second public courtyard, the former open-air audience hall. From there, the Ganesha Gate decorated with ornaments and decorated with ornaments, takes you to the private chambers of the former rulers. The pageantry of the outdoor areas increases here to almost immeasurable and the wealth of the Rajputs can be felt in every corner of the fort. The town of Amer, which is an integral and inevitable entry point to Amber Fort is now a heritage town with its economy dependent on the large influx of tourists from 4,000 to 5,000 a day during peak tourist season. Around ninety elephants lived within the fort grounds, but several were said to be suffering from malnutrition in this fort in Rajasthan, India.


“The picturesque situation of Amer at the mouth of a mountain gorge, in which nestles a lovely lake, has attracted the admiration of travelers. Amber fort is a wonderful palace and when one sees this enormous palace, only then one comprehends the fact that how much labor has been put behind making this massive fort by the Maharajas”


Masterpiece of architecture in India
This fort is an excellent masterpiece of architecture and gives the glimpse of true Rajasthani culture and heritage”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says.


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