Photographer Documents The Beautiful Vanishing Stepwells In India

Diply 24 Mar 2017

In her new book, photographer Victoria Lautman shares some of her breathtaking photographs of the stepwells in India that are slowly disappearing. They are found in great creations of ancient architecture, most often in mosques, temples, and palaces. They were created so that the people living in the area could easily access water.

Some of these structures are very simple and others are stunningly elaborate. Of the stepwells, Lautman says, “Descending into the earth is a profound experience, one in which sweltering heat turns to enveloping cool, and noises become hushed."

Let's take a look at some of her incredible photographs.

The symmetry is really interesting here.

This Is Colossal | Victoria Lautman

Also the color of the water is beautiful.

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Hopefully, nobody who had to use these was afraid of heights. 

This Is Colossal | Victoria Lautman

That is a long way down.

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I love this! 

This Is Colossal | Victoria Lautman

Something about this is so peaceful.

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Look how far down they go! 

This Is Colossal | Victoria Lautman

Incredible.

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The lightning in this one is amazing. 

This Is Colossal | Victoria Lautman

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