Palace of Maharaja of Kapurthala in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
A palace which once stood in glory is now turning into ruins. They say it right that time and tide wait for none. History is the witness of the glorious period of Maharajas and Emperors. The monuments which once resembled the luxury and pride of kings and queens are turning into ruins. We are primarily aware of the famous historical sites where governmental as well as non governmental agencies has taken steps for restoration of these architectural masterpieces, but there are many monuments and buildings in nooks and corner across different states in India which are in their vanquished stage. Each and every structure/building has a different story to tell, many memories attached and values contained.
These old monuments despite being in worst situations are still standing upright as compared to the recent structures which wane off even if a slight earthquake or tremor hits. In the present scenario, new buildings with modern architecture are coming up on old sites. I sometimes wonder whether these past monuments will be able to gauge this architectural gap and standout. Shall these be conserved or we should let them go in the hands of time is a matter of discussion.
I believe what we are today is due to past experiences and we must work upon our present to make our future better. I hope in near future contemporary architecture finds new venues which is the fusion of past knowledge and modern technology.