Journalist Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear

 

If you’ve ever wanted a worthy cause that would make you feel like you’re helping preserve history and simultaneously making the world a better place, you should take a serious look at the work that this journalist, Victoria Lautman, does.  In India, there is all sorts of history to be told because this world is rich with all sorts of tales and things to remember.  She has picked her project, the crumbling subterranean stepwells, and made it her mission to document these wonderful structures before they crumble into nothing and disappear forever.  Since these are rare architecture finds, it’s good thing that she’s taking it seriously.

Just one look at these marvellous photos will show you just how marvellous they are.  They are descending staircases that go right into the ground and show you just how smart the architects of the world are.  There is a whole world down below the earth, complete with all sorts of caverns and rooms built directly from the stone.  While they started out as rudimentary efforts bak in early history, they were made into fantastic creations in the not too distant past by the architects of later generations.  It’s so incredible to see this kind of art below the surface of the earth.  We should all be grateful that Victoria Lautman is dedicating so much time and effort to preserving these historical wonders that are sure to impress us all both in photograph form and in person.

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