Thursday, December 29, 2011

Today we go to the WELL

Stepwells are wells or ponds in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. Dated to 600 AD, stepwells are essentially inverted ziggurats excavated from the earth, producing an infrastructural monument to water collection.

here are some interesting ones:

here are some more stepwells


  1. Maybe this is where MC Escher got his inspiration?

  2. Wonder how they held back the earth as the dug the next layer down?