Butler Palace, at night


Butler Palace_MG_3355 EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, Focal length: 210mm, Aperture priority, 25.0 sec, f/8, ISO 100, White Balance: Manual (Adjusted in Camera Raw during post processing)



This is the view of Butler Palace, as viewed from Jopling Road at night. I’ve shot this beautiful building a couple of times earlier as well, one of which may be viewed here, on Flickr. Interestingly that image too was shot at night, with a heavy backlight.

The foundation of the Palace was laid in 1915 by the then Deputy Commissioner of Lucknow, Sir Harcourt Butler. Initially this beautiful palace was used for the official residence of Sir Harcourt Butler. After independence, the Palace had been the academic centre (Library)  of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) until 2005 when the Council vacated the Palace following the Supreme Court order. Built in Rajasthani style, it is a four faceted  palace  and a rare object of architecture.

[Italicised data source: Lucknow Travel Guide]