How Did They Do It?

I am impressed by ancient forts, no doubt about it…I haven’t seen the pyramids (yet!) but castles and forts, how did they plan them and then build way up there?

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How did they manage to build those walls along the tops of the hills for mile upon mile?

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See what I mean, how did they even get all the building material up there?

It was hard enough for us just to walk up….!!

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And once you’re up, it’s beyond impressive!

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And whoever thought of tapered slit windows to shoot your arrows through, making it so hard for your enemy to shoot back at you?!

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This is Nahargarh Fort, one of three forts surrounding the city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan. So the city was pretty well defended. It was built in 1734 by the king, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and its walls meet up with those of the other forts. Nahargarh means ‘abode of tigers’ and it was apparently used as a hunting lodge by the king. Unfortunately, the tigers are long gone.

I do so love history and the chance to explore it… and be amazed!

6 thoughts on “How Did They Do It?

  1. Your post got me to do some nonfiction reading as I had to use google maps to know where your beautiful photos were taken. I humbly admit that I had never heard of this city but now I know where it is. Having taught US history, 1607 is the year of the first settlement in Jamestown, VA. And 120 years later, this fortress was built half-way around the globe. Amazing indeed. I too love to travel for the same reasons as you do. Thanks for giving me a new city to add to my list.

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  2. What a great combination of questions and images! I’m not a big history buff but your Slice is the perfect dose of wondering and beauty. Thank you!

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  3. Love the photos. What an exciting visit you had. I, too, wonder about how those things got built! And thank goodness you and your friends did not meet any tigers!

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