One in a series of pictures taken in the gardens housing the tomb of Humayun, in Delhi, India.
Isa Khan's tomb built during his lifetime circa 1547-48 AD, is situated near the Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb complex in Delhi which was built later, between 1562-1571 AD. Built within an enclosed octagonal garden, it bears a striking resemblance to other tombs of Sur dynasty monuments in the Lodhi Gardens. This octagonal tomb has distinct ornamentation in the form of canopies, glazed tiles and lattice screens and a deep veranda, around it supported by pillars.
It stands south of the Bu Halima garden just as visitors enter the complex. An inscription on a red sandstone slab indicates that the tomb is of Masnad Ali Isa Khan, son of Niyaz Aghwan, the Chief chamberlain, and was built during the reign of Islam Shah Suri, son of Sher Shah, in 1547-48 A.D. On 5 August 2011 the restoration work on this tomb in New Delhi led to the discovery of the India's oldest sunken garden.
Isa Khan’s garden tomb in the enclosed area of Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site in the Capital of India can now be considered the earliest example of a sunken garden in India – attached to a tomb – a concept later developed at Akbar’s Tomb and at the Taj Mahal.
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papagolf21 (101040) 2012-01-23 0:54
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Difficile de rester insensible à ce genre d'édifice tant la beauté architecturale est magnifiée.
L'environnement fait ressortir à merveille l'ensemble.
Un sujet parfaitement traité et qui fait plaisir à contempler.
siudzi (34141) 2012-01-23 1:02
Another wonderful post of this unique architecture! Very well taken in spite of the difficult light. An interesting work. TFS.
Royaldevon (38522) 2012-01-23 1:15
Good Morning Stephen,
India would seem to be a photographer's paradise. This is a beautifully ornate tomb and very well captured. The long shadows and pale sky would suggest early morning or early evening. The details are sharp and interesting and easily accessed via the guiding path.
I'm so glad that you included the figure. It altered my whole perception of the scale when saw him.
Have a good day,
Fis2 (96849) 2012-01-23 2:08
Good frame, colors and light.
Person add savor of photo.
Nicou (141248) 2012-01-23 2:10
Merveilleus eiamge et compo superbe coupole quel tons doux, quelle mise en beauté superbe.
Bravo et amitié
besnard (56227) 2012-01-23 2:11
Un cliché intéressant de cette magnifique architecture avec le promeneur qui nous permet d'apprécier sa grandeur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
vishaal (1042) 2012-01-23 2:40
Again a wonderful image from you.. Great sharpness and wonderfully managed light. The presence of the girl is beautiful here. Bravo !
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-23 3:05
You are bringing out all the hidden gems of Delhi. A beautiful mausoleum which is almost deserted.I like the architecture and the rounded shape. The colors are soft and the gray sky doesn't hamper the beauty of the image. The lonely man walking is a nice bonus.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-23 3:32
a very nice photo of this beautiful architecture I like the POV and the architectural details, superb lights and colours, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-01-23 4:38
another wonderful shot from your Indian travels. Looks so impressive and you have composed this perfectly. Beautiful detailing and a really fascinating structure. A tantalising insight into a country that I would love to visit some time.
Hope you have a good week - regards Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-23 5:33
L'architecture tellement différente de la nôtre est captivante. Ta photo fait un bon usage de la lumière. L'image est bien composée, avec l'intégration habile d'une personne pour donner l'échelle. Excellente qualité. Bravo.
delpeoples (57716) 2012-01-23 5:57
I nsee that English and French cemeteries are not the only places you hang out in, Indian ones will do aswell :) What a superb building, I would stay there all day, with the superb repeating arches and amazing textures. This tomb is intrguing and so very ebautiful, thanks for the Note aswell.
Have a great day
pierrefonds (65904) 2012-01-23 6:47
The small wall and the trees are framing well the tomb.
The point of view is showing the details and colors of Isa Khan tomb. A good management of the strong light which does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
Cricri (118917) 2012-01-23 10:16
Sorry pour le retard...
Une note intéressante de cette construction particulière, bien cadrer sous une belle lumière, la personne donne une évaluation de la grandeur du batiment
ourania (45088) 2012-01-23 10:16
I like the composition of this presentation, the tomb between the similar shaped trees and surrounded by the grounds that give a good idea about the garden. The soft light makes the shapes and details of the architecture easily discernible and gently wraps the whole composition in a harmonious atmosphere.
All the best,
dkmurphys (58104) 2012-01-23 11:08
Impressive structure, a charming old attraction point from that world. Well catch, enjoy a fine evening.
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-01-23 14:14
Good work, well you put it in the picture.
Good colors and excellent sharpness,
emka (96603) 2012-01-23 23:57
Hi Stepen, I remember also this mausoleum in the gardens of Humayun's Tomb. Interesting architecture. Again, I like the symmetry of the pic. Nice inclusion of the passing Indian men.
Graal (102752) 2012-01-24 0:12
very nice construction and architecture.Good presentation from India. An interesting informations about the mausoleum. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
dale54 (7798) 2012-01-24 1:34
great capture,hi stephen.great note for this.love the lite in this,and that person adds to it! tfs! dr
Silvio1953 (142213) 2012-01-24 1:34
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (70795) 2012-01-24 1:44
Beautiful overview of this shrine, POV show it's full scale, and the person dress in white gave scale on it's mighty dimenssion's.
The bright light contributed to clearity.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-01-26 23:36
Hi Stephen. All around, a successful photo. Perfect composition. The mausoleum is beautiful. Your photos from India, I like a lot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Noel_Byrne (31008) 2012-10-30 9:19
A wonderful buildings, and its design and shape belies its actual size. On first glance, I would think this to be quite small, but the great idea of including the person in there as well lets me appreicate the actual size of this place! Beautiful design, and another great note, thank you.
All the best