Lyon has an old town and the patterns and colours of the pantiled roofs make an interesting composition. The scene is almost timeless – only the modern Velux windows suggest that this is modern times.
Otherwise known as Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”), this palace appears to float on the waters of Man Sagar Lake, just north of Jaipur. The lake was created in the 16th century after the construction of a dam to preserve drinking water. Jal Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Madho Singh as a retreat for the royalty and was frequently used for their duck hunting parties!