This is a view of Shalimar Garden. I captured this image at the 1st week of May, 2014 when I traveled at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir.
The garden was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619 and is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is here that Emperor Jahangir built his celebrated Shalimar Bagh, his dream project to please his queen. He enlarged the ancient garden in 1619 into a royal garden and called it 'Farah Baksh'. The garden was linked to the open Dal Lake water through a canal of about 1 mile.
The axial water channel flows through the Zenana garden, which is flanked by the Diwan-i-Khas and chinar trees. At the entrance to this terrace, there are two small pavilions or guard rooms (built in Kashmir style on stone plinth) that is the restricted and controlled entry zone of the royal harem. Shahajahan built a baradari of black marble, called the Black Pavilion in the zenana garden. It is encircled by a fountain pool that receives its supply from a higher terrace. A double cascade falls against a low wall carved with small niches (chini khanas), behind the pavilion. Two smaller, secondary water canals lead from the Black Pavilion to a small baradari. Above the third level, two octagonal pavilions define the end wall of the garden. The baradari has a lovely backdrop of the snow mountains, which is considered a befitting setting for the garden.
The aerial view of the total garden is really beautiful.
with best wishes to all
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pajaran (62506) 2014-08-03 12:09
Interesantan tekst o starom vrtu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura i detalji.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep refleks na vodi, lepe boje.
Lepa stara arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the old garden with a description ...
Nice view and a second with reflex on the water ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the old architecture and details.
Good work and composition, nice reflection on the water, beautiful colors.
Beautiful old architecture.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
lousat (93606) 2014-08-03 13:07
Hi Roy,a very interesting piece of history caught in an excellent way,perfect choice of point of view and fine detail too,i like a lot the mountains between the clouds in background too! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (32094) 2014-08-04 8:00
There is a real timeless beauty in your capture here. A fantastic subject it goes without saying, but the light, the composition, and especially the color are really superb. Really lovely that we can see beyond the structure to the fine landscape beyond. A really excellent post, that's for sharing.
jmdias (65561) 2014-08-17 2:20
impressive the shapes of this temple and the place where it was build. I liked this angle catching the shapes, the landscape and the reflections. good job.
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-08-18 19:51
This is a place I've visited Swapan, excellent reflection effect on the water, it was built for Nur Jahan and contains many high trees and plants, regards
berek (50504) 2014-08-19 21:20
The architecture is very impressive, with reflections on the water looks super. a picture taken from the right angle.
serp2000 (44688) 2014-08-30 8:45
Great! Just a masterpiece! I do like this photo, perfect sharpness, good composition and excellent reflection.
Very nice architecture, special thanks for your informative note. My compliments!
ikeharel (73549) 2014-10-20 0:39
The place is an overwhelming sight, and offers a wonderful mirror sight on water. However, a bit under-saturated maybe due to the light conditions prevailing at time taken.
Anyway, I find this picture interesting, showing a remote country shrine, unique in poistion and design.