Halls of India

Movie Recommendation:  The Fall

The Fall – IMDB Info

I know…  you don’t come here for movie recommendations, but I’ll make one anyway.  If you’ve never heard of it, then you’ll be in my boat earlier in the year.  I don’t even know how it missed my radar… but it did!

If you love beautiful imagery and unique epic movies, give this one a run.  I’m interested to see what you think!  Today’s photo reminds me a bit of it, because a lot of the cinematics in the movie are from beautiful and bizarre places around India that have been featured here on the blog!

Daily Photo – Halls of India

I understand that many of these royal halls used to be inlaid with rare stones. I can’t even imagine what it was like… since they are already beautiful and detailed with all the stones missing! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a re-creation of one of these, even where the stones are fake. One place that comes to mind is the Amber Room in St. Petersburg, but I haven’t been there yet… although it’s on the list.

HDR Photo

  • Very striking photo. I love the angle most of all!

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  • Epic.
    Enough said.

  • nice texture…

  • casusan

    Cool shot – love the angle – the details are wonderful Trey!

  • Patrick Ahles

    Nice POV.

  • I agree with Patrick, great POV and angles – this would have been a great addition to your composition ebook!

    Trey – a suggestion – you do a lot of travel and from what I read a lot of the visitors here do the same. In my opinion (having just had a frustrating journey to and from NYC) travel is becoming much more complicated so have you considered putting up a page dedicated to travel on the site? I think it could be useful and a good place to swap travel information and tips amongst fellow travellers.

  • Adding to Andy’s comment, it may also be an idea to offer an opt in form of contact among members? I know myself and several others would be glad to meet up should we be visiting a nearby member. Just a thought, I’ve hung out with Trey, and now as a result from hits on Flickr I’ve got another photography visiter from the US booked in for early January 🙂

    Two new sets on flickr from the last few days, I’ve just gotten over this terrible cold… ‘Evening Bliss’ & ‘Cozy’:

  • Gail in Montana

    I think Andy and Eden have wonderful ideas for those that travel!! Beautiful photo, Trey. It would have been really pretty if the precious stones were still in place!! But, alas, things happen and people will be people, unfortunately. Who knows, they might have needed to feed their families. I have to go and look at Eden’s photo’s on flickr. Now that I’m an active member, lol. I go there almost every day when I see a photo I like on the many catagories I have on My Yahoo home page. I keep adding more, yikes. ok, that’s enough posting for me today!! :-O . Have a good week, all. See you tomorrow, I hope.

  • Gail in Montana

    Wow, Eden, they are so beautiful!!! Aren’t you glad Trey shares the wealth ;-). I subscribed to your feed, whatever that means, lol. It will show up in my favorites bar. Very beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them and mentioning your flickr site!!!!

  • Interesting perspective for sure…I would never have thought to shoot it this way. One of the reasons I come here everyday. Love to see the new ideas.

  • Thanks!

    Andy – yes I have thought about that… I’m still trying to crystallize something awesome around it!

    Eden – yes I’d like to do that too… we do have the StuckInCustoms Community List on Twitter — that’s about the best way I have now for ppl to connect with one another… I just added another 20 people last night or so…

  • grs


    Thanks to the magic of the intertubes, I checked Netflix to see whether I could stream The Fall. I can. But there are three different movies with that title. Can you give some more identifying information, i.e., a brief plot summary or an actor’s name, so I can figure out which one you’re referring to?

    Beautiful photo today, as usual.

  • Sure – The Fall is the one at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/

  • is breathtaking Shot my friend… thanks for share it.. 🙂

  • Eh, not a big fan of the dutch angle on this one. Cool place though!

  • Gary

    Trey, just curious if you have any plans for after you’ve been everywhere and shot everything? I wish I could follow in your footsteps but Father Time is gaining on me.

  • grs

    Thanks, Trey.

  • I love this picture, the off centre angle really adds to the size proportions of how big this hall actually is! The natural light creeping also gives a sense of adventure and escapism entering the magnificent building.

  • Michele

    Yes, a lot of these Royal Halls were inlaid with precious stones, until the English came along and saw them. Generously, upon seeing that the stones were dusty and dirty, they offered to take them back to England where their Master Stone Polishers could restore them. Funnily enough, the stones never did get returned!

    That was a story told to me by a dear friend who was a Wing Commander in the Indian Air Force. There is some truth to it!

  • Andrea Boyle

    A couple of days ago, before this entry went out, I made a list of 4 DVDs I wanted to purchase and that was one of them.

  • I love how you’d capture the essence of Indian palatial grandeur 🙂

  • I also loved The Fall. It was recommended to me by an art teacher and was absolutely stunning!

  • effing amazing

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  • Dee

    beautiful. The tilt adds to the beauty.

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