Jul 9, 2010

Makarpura Palace, NE view - Baroda 1895

Photograph of the Makarpura Palace, near Baroda, Gujarat from the Curzon Collection, taken by an unknown photographer during the 1890s. The palace was built by the Gaekwar Sayaji Rao III (ruled 1875-1939) between 1883-1890 and designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm (1840-1915) in an Italian Renaissance style. It lies to the south of Baroda and was used as a country residence. This view from the north-east shows a corner of the three-storey fa├žade, arcaded with semi-circular arches, with a porte-cochere entrance to the right. The palace is set in English-style formal gardens, shown in the foreground.