Safdarjung was the Governor of Oudh or Awadh (a region in the center of the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) in 1754. He was honored with the title by Muhamud Shah, the Mughal Emperor. Ahmed Shah later made him the Wazir (a high-ranking political, and sometimes religious advisor or minister, often to a Muslim monarch )of the Mughal Empire.
The tomb of Safdarjung in Delhi was built in 1753-1754 by Nawab Shujauddaulah, the son of Safdarjung. The tomb was built in red. There are two graves here, one of Safdarjung and the other apparently his wife's. The square central chamber of the mausoleum is surrounded by eight rooms all around. All the apartments, except the corner ones are rectangular in shape, the corner ones being octagonal. The dome of the tomb rises from a sixteen-sided base. On either side of the Safdarjung tomb are beautiful pavilions, known as "Moti Mahal" or the pearl palace, "Jangli Mahal" or the sylvan palace and "Badshah Pasand" or the emperor's favorite.
Representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture, Safdarjung's Tomb stands in the centre of an extensive garden. Built in 1753 by Nawab Shauja-ud-Daula to house the remains of his father, who was a minister in the Mughal Court, the tomb is referred to as the "Last flicker in the lamp of Mughal Architecture".The tomb stands on a high terrace surrounded by an extensive walled garden. It makes a pleasant retreat from the urban bustle.
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clnaef (6289) 2007-05-29 9:01
Magnifique bâtiment très majestueux.
Paolo (41222) 2007-05-29 9:01
Hi Rajiv, good one, with this beautiful palace well placed on the picture with a good part given to the gardens.
good colours, quality and POV.
isabela_sor (47539) 2007-05-29 9:02
A beatiful architecture photo... Great composition and very pleasant, vivid colors.You have shot the picture from the corner of the building, giving the image more depth at the same time.Rajiv,with all these beautiful pictures that you upload here, you make me want to come to see your beautiful country :)
jtb1965 (123) 2007-05-29 9:04
Nice composition. I like the vertical lines in the building and then the diagonal lines in the garden. The roof is a little blown on the left and you have lost some detail. Your image is slightly off centre it needs shifting slightly to the left.
partha (14020) 2007-05-29 9:17
A nice architectural view.The colour tone looks brilliant. Nice composition and nice angle of view as well.
Angshu (54517) 2007-05-29 9:35
Coincidence definitely...with my post of today. Your POV is excellent from the corner giving a strong dual perspective. The strong red colours of the monument is definitely a plus, contrasting with the greens. Would love to see the other shots of the place from you..
japiey (10163) 2007-05-29 10:02
FIRE in your eyes..
SHARP as the eagle..
GIVING IT THE FEEL OF
ANOTHER WONDER OF THE WORLD !!
Feel it, and love it..
Great imaginative work.
sacavem (18610) 2007-05-29 10:22
Building of architecture very interesting , Rajiv
Excellent POV, very nice colours and light. Beautiful postcard of New Delhi.
angelsimon (2466) 2007-05-29 11:20
Hello Rajiv friend.
I was waiting a picture of you and here it is. A great central composition with wonderful colors and definition. Well done.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-05-29 12:55
perspective of this shot is good but its almost middle of the frame,u can keep it little left in the frame..best wishes...subir
nirajsinha (855) 2007-05-29 13:37
Marvelous architecture photo. So clear and colours are oozing. But I agree with Subir that it is in centre of the frame. Overall a great piece of work.
agbonavita (0) 2007-05-29 16:52
Ravij, what a great and pretty Tomb. Is very common in India tombs like that? Do you know the meaning of that, why so bit?
You got pretty colors here and a very good POV.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-05-29 17:48
Very beautiful architecture and lovely colours in your picture!
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-05-30 13:55
Nice angular view,I thought I shall see your pan.Good colors.TFS
oamkumar (50) 2007-06-03 16:34
This is a greeat picture. The light and the exposure are perfect. The angle and the composition are very nice.
Great capture my friend.
gpsony (448) 2007-06-04 23:55
Stumbling onto this quite late. Well seen and shot Rajiv. The colours have come out quite well. The browns and the greens are quite nice. Only the sky looks little overexposed.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-09 4:15
Olá Rajiv, you chose an excellent angle to capture this fantastic architecture, with the equal sight of these two façades. The symetry is very pleasant and the colors are very appealing, especially all the greens that contrast with the redish color of the stone. Very well done.
prumod (8300) 2007-06-09 9:54
nice shot of this beautiful old construction... green made it more attractive... i heard the about safdarjung road... you only taught who was he!
oudh or awadh is from ayodhya?
thanks & greetings...
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-06-19 7:26
Beautiful photo, looks like a postcard..great POV, beautiful color saturation. TFS
Thanks also for your comments on my photo " Whirlpool Aero Car (44) " :o) I've been away for awhile...
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-24 3:33
The view of the structure is very nice and this is because of the angle in which you have taken this shot. Congrats.
thor68 (5586) 2008-02-15 13:07
what an amazing and pretty building! :-) excellent centered view with nice colors and lovely details.
great view on the corner with enough green grass and blue sky surrounding it and giving the photo the right balance.
well done & best wishes, thor.