For this last series of pictures from Delhi, I offer you some taken in the Qutb complex, which lies close to the Temple of Chhatrapur but is much older.
The Qutb complex, also spelled Qutab or Qutub, is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The construction of Qutb Minar was intended as a Victory Tower, to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king, Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1192 AD, by his then viceroy, Qutbuddin Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of Mamluk dynasty. After the death of the commissioner, the Minar was added upon by his successor Iltutmish (also known as Altamash).
The complex was added to by many subsequent rulers, including Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Ala ud din Khilji as well as the British. Constructions in the complex include the Qutb Minar, the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque, the Alai Gate, the Alai Minar, the Iron pillar, and the tombs of Iltutmish, Alauddin Khilji and Imam Zamin; surrounded by Jain temple ruins.
Today, the adjoining area spread over with a host of old monuments, including Balban's tomb, has been developed by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as the Mehrauli Archeological Park, and INTACH has restored some 40 monuments in the Park. It is also the venue of the annual 'Qutub Festival', held in November–December, where artists, musicians and dancers perform over three days. The Qutb Minar complex was India's most visited monument in 2006, well ahead of the Taj Mahal.
The above was taken from Wikipedia. For a full description of the complex and its various monuments, please click here.
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dkmurphys (58650) 2012-02-01 0:46
Very beautiful entrance. So many details and great attractive textures. Well catch, enjoy a fine day.
Fis2 (97515) 2012-02-01 1:02
Witaj Stephen my neighbour today!
Wonderful old door.
Good frame, colors and light.
Royaldevon (38776) 2012-02-01 1:34
Good Morning Stephen,
The textural details and fine colour saturation of this wall and arches have been well captured. That off-centre opening is almost irresistible, the perfect guide to the b/g.
Have a good day,
vishaal (1042) 2012-02-01 1:51
These arches with the Arabic inscription are looking amazing in this excellent light. A wonderful perspective. Great composition.
lousat (91302) 2012-02-01 2:06
Hi Steph,excellent point of view to create this 3D effect,it seems to see a series of Matrioske..ehehe..great sharpness,pastel colors and nice composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-01 3:16
A wonderful composition with superb perspective and detail. A human touch too, with the distant washing line adding that contrasting element. Beautifully colourful and sharp with excellent light management.
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (141990) 2012-02-01 3:35
quelle compo merveilleuse quelle porte, l'architecture est superbe avec la vue au travers grandisoe cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (152842) 2012-02-01 3:45
You shows us very nice, the entrance Qutb complex, splendid with the through look.
You chose a lovely angle, this care for depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
ChrisJ (113889) 2012-02-01 4:36
I like the ornate patterns in the stonework with the lighting revealing the texture. Good sharpness & well composed. A nice warm cold colour contrast between the red stone & blue sky also. Tfs!
digbymerry (3998) 2012-02-01 4:54
Excellent perspective and there is good detail in the carvings. I like the colours.
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-02-01 6:47
A good display of colors and sharpness.
Nice work and nice framing.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2012-02-01 7:06
Very nice picture in a good composition of this arch. Very nice to see the details
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-01 7:52
beautiful architectural view with attractive composition I like the ornate details and the POV, superb lights and clarity, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-01 20:22
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done
Graal (102858) 2012-02-01 23:10
nice architecture, beautiful details. Amazing gate. Well informations and photowork from Delhi.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (143015) 2012-02-03 0:42
Ciao Stephen, great perspective trought lovely archs, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (58026) 2012-02-03 17:11
Hi dear Stephen
These repeating arches create a very interesting and attractive perspective. I love the details in the stonework and the vertical frame has been used to good effect.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week
Charo (51212) 2012-02-12 13:59
Je suis arrivé au coucher du soleil dans cet endroit et je ne m'en souviens pas cette porte.
J'aime les inscriptions et des dessins sur elle.
La lumière très bonne et une excellente profondeur et la texture.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-02-27 1:59
Hi Stephen, Welcome back, hope you are mended and fit and fighting ready for the spring. Splendid Pov, and Dof, through all these arches, fantastic detail and shapes. Cheers Iain.