Poona (now Pune), The Joona Warra

19th century

This photograph taken in the 1860s shows the imposing walls of Shaniwar Wada, which was once the royal residence of the Peshwas. In 1828 a great fire started inside the palace complex tarnished most of the fort, leaving only the heavy granite ramparts, teak gateways and some building ruins. The view looks towards the entrance gatehouse and outer walls of the palace, with a vegetable market on the open space in the foreground.

Title
Poona (now Pune), The Joona Warra
Period
19th century
Album Title
India Album
Photographer
Johnson and Henderson
Medium
Albumen print (on card mount)
Dimensions
(without mount) 20 cm x 24.5 cm
Accession No.
2016.3.1 (30)