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India's Forgotten Stepwells,Anonymous Baoli (possibly Nagphuria ke Baoli, Narnaul). Image © Victoria S.

Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman has spent four years photographing at 120 sites around India. Called stepwells, these centuries-old structures consist of

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells that were once used to access water during dry …

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Chicago Journalist Victoria Lautman Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear.

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Thirty years ago on my first of many visits to India, I saw a form of architecture entirely unknown to me. Called a “stepwell” (but known throughout India by many other names including “vav” and “baoli”). I was stunned after peering over a low stone wall to find the ground disappear beneath me.
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Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman has spent four years photographing at 120 sites around India. Called stepwells, these centuries-old structures consist of

Victoria Lautman photograph: Thousands of stepwells were built in India starting around the and centuries A. where they first appeared as rudimentary trenches but slowly evolved into much more elaborate feats of engineering and art.

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Thirty years ago on my first of many visits to India, I saw a form of architecture entirely unknown to me. Called a “stepwell” (but known throughout India by many other names including “vav” and “baoli”).

Thirty years ago on my first of many visits to India, I saw a form of architecture entirely unknown to me. Called a “stepwell” (but known throughout India by many other names including “vav” and “baoli”). I was stunned after peering over a low stone wall to find the ground disappear beneath me.

Thirty years ago on my first of many visits to India, I saw a form of architecture entirely unknown to me. Called a “stepwell” (but known throughout India by many other names including “vav” and “baoli”). I was stunned after peering over a low stone wall to find the ground disappear beneath me.
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Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman has spent four years photographing at 120 sites around India. Called stepwells, these centuries-old structures consist of

Those aren’t Indian temples. They’re subterranean stepwells — and they’re awe-inspiring

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Image 5 of 15 from gallery of The Astonishing (Vanishing) Stepwells of India. Photograph by Victoria Lautman

Victoria Lautman is enamoured by India's stepwells, subterranean masterpieces that served first as a vital means to access and store water between the and centuries AD.

Thirty years ago on my first of many visits to India, I saw a form of architecture entirely unknown to me. Called a “stepwell” (but known throughout India by many other names including “vav” and “baoli”).

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Madha Vav, Vadhavan. Image © Victoria S. Lautman
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Series of open and closed spaces - India's Forgotten Stepwells

It’s hard to imagine an entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid, and yet that seems to be the cas.

Madha Vav, Vadhavan. Image © Victoria S. Lautman

Madha Vav, Vadhavan. Image © Victoria S. Lautman

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VIKIA_VAV_(25) Victoria Lautman, une journaliste américaine, a parcouru l’Inde pendant de nombreuses années. Lors de son premier voyage, elle a eu la chance de découvrir une architecture souterraine bien méconnue : les réservoirs en escaliers.

Voués à disparaître, admirez une dernière fois ces magnifiques édifices souterrains construits il y a 2 000 ans

Image 29 of 37 from gallery of India's Forgotten Stepwells. Photograph by Victoria S Lautman

India's forgotten yet still remarkable water stepwells--centuries-old subterranean structures, originally built as large-scale water cisterns to store monsoon rainwaters for later use

Photographer documents India's forgotten yet still remarkable water stepwells

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ADALAJ_(50) Victoria Lautman, une journaliste américaine, a parcouru l’Inde pendant de nombreuses années. Lors de son premier voyage, elle a eu la chance de découvrir une architecture souterraine bien méconnue : les réservoirs en escaliers.

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Voués à disparaître, admirez une dernière fois ces magnifiques édifices souterrains construits il y a 2 000 ans

Image 15 of 37 from gallery of India's Forgotten Stepwells. Photograph by Victoria S Lautman

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Voués à disparaître, admirez une dernière fois ces magnifiques édifices souterrains construits il y a 2 000 ans

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India - Junagadh is located in a region called Saurashtra in Gujarat. You will find architecture and forts from the 19th century, still standing firm.

India - Junagadh is located in a region called Saurashtra in Gujarat. You will find Hindu architecture and forts from the century, still standing firm.

Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and help provide water storage during the dry seasons. Stepwells provide a place for people to socialize out of the searing heat of the hot months. The practical use was enhanced by the beauty of the architecture of many of the ancient wells, which are mainly located in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

“Photo by // Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and help provide water storage during the dry seasons.

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Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen's Stepwell) at Patan, India

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