One in a series of pictures taken in the gardens housing the tomb of Humayun, in Delhi, India.
Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.
The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is still ongoing. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals, constructed in 1547 CE.
The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of his wife, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals, including Emperor Jahandar Shah, Farrukhsiyar, Rafi Ul-Darjat, Rafi Ud-Daulat and Alamgir II. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with its accomplished Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens, but never seen before in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. It is seen as a clear departure from the fairly modest mausoleum of his father, the first Mughal Emperor, Babur, called Bagh-e Babur (Gardens of Babur) in Kabul (Afghanistan). Though the latter was the first Emperor to start the tradition of being buried in a paradise garden. Modelled on Gur-e Amir, the tomb of his ancestor and Asia's conqueror Timur in Samarkand, it created a precedent for future Mughal architecture of royal mausolea, which reached its zenith with the Taj Mahal, at Agra.
The site was chosen on the banks of Yamuna river, due to its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of the celebrated Sufi saint of Delhi, Nizamuddin Auliya, who was much revered by the rulers of Delhi, and whose residence, Chilla Nizamuddin Auliya lies just north-east of the tomb. In later Mughal history, the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge here, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, along with three princes, and was captured by Captain Hodson before being exiled to Rangoon.
The above was taken from an extensive article about the tomb complex found on Wikipedia, the full text of which can be accessed by clicking here .
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lousat (75506) 2012-01-22 0:57
Hi Steph,a beautiful architechture and a great composition,you manage very well the difficult light,excellent sharpness and colors too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
digbymerry (3998) 2012-01-22 1:01
I am enjoying this series from India. I like the play of light and shade here.
Nicou (120328) 2012-01-22 1:06
fantastique compo e tiamge de ce jardin superbe captage et compo avec cette entrée e tla belle coupole du temple en fond ce tons rouge superbe cadrage.
Bravo et amitié
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-22 2:25
luoghi di grande fascino con le architetture e le ambientazioni uniche di questi paesi.
Ottima l'inquadratura con il giardino a creare profondità.
jhm (138192) 2012-01-22 2:27
Splendid building and wonderful dome in background.
Lovely green garden in foreground.
Real colors and excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-22 3:31
The gardens are always pleasant to look at. Nice view of the monument in the back I like the brick walls that separate the tomb from the garden. The colors and sharpness are great with a nice play of light and shadow.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-22 4:10
La lumière latérale est très agréable. J'aime la composition qui utilise au mieux la végétation. L'architecture est intéressante. Excellente qualité de la lumière, des couleurs et de la netteté. Bravo.
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-01-22 4:30
Excellent korsitite sun
passes through the branches and leaves.
Good contrast and nice composition.
Fis2 (84528) 2012-01-22 4:53
Beautiful old wall.
Good POV and composition.
I like light and shadow.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-22 11:55
a picturesque view with attractive composition and beautiful details, great view, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday evening! Kellemes Vasárnap estét kívánok!
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-01-22 13:34
Picturesque place and a bliss considering the shadowed place in the strong heat of the day. The buildings are also impressive.
Well catch, have a good night.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2012-01-23 0:33
Ciao Stephen, an other great POV on this fantastic temple, lovely composition with beautiful palms, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (56422) 2012-01-24 7:01
The palm trees are framing well the wall. The length of the lawn is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the wall and of the entrance. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.