Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grand Verandas at Falaknuma Palace

There seemed to be miles of verandas at Falaknuma palace, cool shady covered access to all the principal rooms as well as almost every other area of the main palace block.  The main facade of course is very imposing, it's double storied colonaded facade with Iconic columns on the main level and Corinthian columns on the upper level. Cast iron railings manufactured in Glasgow and tons of Victorian English tiles for the floor designs were shipped to Hyderabad to complete the grand verandas in the front of Falaknuma. Gorgeous European lanterns in hexagonal or vase shapes with delicate metal frames, ruby red accent glass and incised patterns compliment the plaster swags of leaves decorating each doorway. Wooden dividers on the lower east side of the main building were designed to screen the retainers activities from view. The upper veranda now known as the Jade Veranda wraps around three sides allowing access from all the formal reception rooms. Breakfast served here is a very special treat!













































































































































































































































3 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Heather:
What absolutely glorious architecture. Yes, we should love to take breakfast on the verandah and admire the view at leisure.

The iron work is simply wonderful and every architectural detail looks to be beautifully done, especially the acres of tiles and the light fittings. India has such a fascination for us with one of our mothers having been born there. One day we should love to walk in your footsteps!!

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Hi Heather, I so do love reading all your palace posts, even though I dont always comment!
The light fixtures are just stunning!

Please do send me some photos of your side of the bed and I will do a post (email is on my blog)
Have a great week!
xx

Carla Aston said...

This is incredible. Those lanterns are exquisite as is the incredible tile work. I've loved getting to see it!