Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Just a couple of pictures for this week’s Thursday challenge: CLEANING (Broom, Mop, Bucket, Vacuum Cleaner, Street Cleaner…). The interiors, this was taken in Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad.

We were quite late that day when we visited the palace.
My picture properties show: Shooting Date/Time 12/29/2010 12:41:56 PM.
Imagine the mopping of this huge place manually by just two people. It was noon and the work didn’t even look half complete. Their reflections, their style of working caught my fascination, hence this shot. Wonder what they might have been thinking doing the continuous swish-swash motion for hours in a stretch!


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28 Responses

  1. The interiors of the palace looks wonderful!

  2. I guess someone has to mop, but I wouldn't want that job! It's a beautiful place.

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    that's a lot of floor to cover…

  4. Meena says:

    May be gosp abt us visitors 😉

  5. George says:

    Your photo of the hard-working people mopping the floor is wonderful. The reflections on the floor are a great testimony to the quality of their work.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    I love the reflections and their manner of working!! What an interesting shot of a beautiful place, Indrani! Hope your week is going well!

  7. Miles to go before I Sleep. .

  8. Carver says:

    That's a beautiful palace and I love the shot of the people working. That would be a lot of work to keep clean.

  9. The picture raised a question in my mind.How do they clean the vast malls,airports and big buildings?I hope not by such conventional mopping with buckets of water.There must be vacuum cleaners with mopping facility.Nice picture it is.

  10. Shwets says:

    Beautiful capture Indrani. I love the reflection in the second one. Never heard of this palace. will google more about it 🙂

  11. Jama says:

    Great captures!

  12. beautiful palace….

    interesting photos


  13. I really like the second photo, Indrani – the action, the reflections, the fact that it's a scene not seen here in Canada.

  14. ladyfi says:

    What a beautiful building. I love the composition in that last shot – it's lovely!

  15. Sridharan says:

    Wish I could see much more of this beautiful building..

  16. love the reflections there, someone is doing the job well

  17. Gattina says:

    All this cleaning is the reason why I don't live in a palace,lol !

  18. Both beautiful images, Indrani.
    So nice the interior of the palace!

  19. Getting it out at the right time means you remember all the picture taken right?

  20. jahid says:

    Nice picture. Never been to Hyd 🙁

  21. beautiful your capture.

  22. Very beautiful Palace…

  23. Meoww says:

    Beautiful! The throne room, (right?) is so grand!

  24. S says:

    Such a beautiful palace!

  25. Jiggyasa says:

    oh this was such a huge place for just two people to clean. i liked the dedication with which they are doing their job. cleaned floor reminds me of any floor cleaner (Lizol etc.) advertisement " farsh chamkaye" 🙂
    very nice and unique post Indrani.

  26. Nabanita says:

    Beautiful place and good capture!

  27. Beautiful place. Need to clean it, I guess! 🙂

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