Dorne is the hottest region of Westeros. The region is rocky, mountainous, arid and dry, and features the only desert on the continent. Its capital is Sunspear from which House Martell rules. The castle was built one thousand years ago, at the time of Nymeria’s war; clinging to its walls, the shadow city spreads westwards, with miles of narrow alleys and noisy bazaars. Three leagues to the west of Sunspear lie the Water Gardens, the Martells’ private residence, a palace with gardens and waterworks, shaded by blood orange trees.
Kali seated on the prostrate Shiva
Shila Mata Mandir (Amber Fort) Amer, Rajasthan, India.
Swapnil Saxena wrote:
Details of an incredible hand made relief on a beautiful pair of silver doors standing guard at Shila Mata Mandir is one of the noticeable feature in the temple complex.
Depicting all the Nine Goddesses each for a day for Navratra at Amber Palace.
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Hidden down the backstreets in the town of Amer near the famous Amber Fort, this Step Well is one of the most well known in India. In Summer, local families use it as a swimming hole to escape the heat.