This is one of the corridors at the main Akbar's tomb complex.
Akbar, widely considered the greatest of the Mughal emperors, was only 14 when he ascended the throne in Delhi, following the death of his father Humayun. He is decended from Timurids who were Turko-Mongol. It took him the better part of two decades to consolidate his power and bring parts of northern and central India into his realm.Akbar was an artisan, warrior, artist, armorer, blacksmith, carpenter, emperor, general, inventor, animal trainer (reputedly keeping thousands of hunting cheetahs during his reign and training many himself), lacemaker, technologist and theologian. His most lasting contributions were to the arts. He initiated a large collection of literature, including the Akbar-nama and the Ain-i-Akbari, and incorporated art from around the world into the Mughal collections. He also commissioned the building of widely admired buildings, and invented the first prefabricated homes and movable structures
The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important architectural masterpiece set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds in Sikandra a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The third Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great (1542 – 1605), himself commenced its construction in around 1600, according to Tartary tradition to commence the construction of one's tomb during one's lifetime. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it, after his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613.It is located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, on the Mathura road (NH2), 8 km WNW of the city center. The grounds are a precise 690 m square, aligned with the points of the compass, surrounded by walls, and laid out as a classic charbagh. A gatehouse stands at the center of each wall, and broad paved avenues, laid out in Mughal style with central running water channels representing the four rivers of Paradise, lead from these to the tomb at the center of the square. The south gate is the largest, with four white marble chhatri-topped minarets which are similar to (and pre-date) those of the Taj Mahal, and is the normal point of entry to the tomb. The tomb itself is surrounded by a walled enclosure 105 m square. The tomb building is a four-tiered pyramid, surmounted by a marble pavilion containing the false tomb. The true tomb, as in other mausoleums, is in the basement
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besnard (53756) 2009-06-29 22:55
Un très joli cliché de cette fine architecture aux couleurs chaudes. La présence du personnage nous donne une idée de la dimension de cet ouvrage.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.
saxo042 (37578) 2009-06-29 23:20
This repetition of arches create a good depth and the golden colours give a very warm picture. The little irregularity of the man at the desk are necessary for the total composition!
gildasjan (41628) 2009-06-29 23:28
Parfaite symétrie aux couleurs chaudes et ici une géométrie bien respectée.Une belle image bien graphique.
mauro61 (52623) 2009-06-29 23:33
un'altra bella prospettiva che gioca sui colori e sulle luci.
Atmosfere da favola che tu riporti a noi abituati ad altri tipi di architetture.
Waylim (25360) 2009-06-29 23:48
Another very well observed and well presented image. I the golden hue is well saturated thought maybe a bit too strong like duo tone of yellow and rustic brown and no white. but it suite the overall essence of the place, I like the emphasize on the structure and pattern and design of the architecture, the boy in the back adds liveliness to the composition a provide us a sense of scale and perspective. Well done, my complements.
dareco (17134) 2009-06-30 0:31
You are such a pro at this type of work. Very nice lighting, beautiful colors and detail. I like the textures and the repetition. TFS
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-06-30 0:50
It is a beautiful picture with a perfect symmetry and excellent colour. The architecture looks amazingly beautiful. Well done.
phwall (6785) 2009-06-30 1:59
Oh to be known for such signature images, you my friend are a master of pattern, light and geometric shapes. Good to see you've put some humans, albeit very small ones, in the image for a change.
Have you ever considered landscapes, I would love to have some respite from these beautiful images :))
Very warm regards
portmanndominic (2400) 2009-06-30 2:23
nothing to say , perfect perspective with wonderful colors , the people on the back for the scale
Budapestman (82620) 2009-06-30 2:25
A fantastic architectural photo again, the composition spectacular and elegant. The golden tones provide wonderful mood to the photo. Great shot. Tfs! Have a nice day!
ciakgiak (30421) 2009-06-30 2:53
this kind of architecture, so different from abitually ours, is so fascinated and your fantastic image show us in the best possible way.
I like the perfect simmetry and the elegant colors that are emphatized by the splendid light.
Thanks for the interesting and complete notes.
Morac (27665) 2009-06-30 3:39
A beautiful shot of this fine architecture and warm colors.
The presence of the character gives us an idea of the size of this structure.
bobocortis (15946) 2009-06-30 3:50
The small human figure disturbs pleasantly magnificent symmetry. Extraordinary light.
jimkil (1702) 2009-06-30 3:54
The tones are splendid, so is the shapes this tomb has to offer. I think I would prefer it without the people in the bg, but then again they don't take anything away from this outstanding shot.
patdeph (35748) 2009-06-30 4:12
I like the perspective given by the repetition of the arches,I love the architecture and the harmonious tones!A splendid picture!
Nicou (123236) 2009-06-30 4:36
merveilleuse image, quelle doucuer dnas les tons, ce arcades sont grandiose, la belle porte en fond, superbe.
bravo et amitié
avene (12675) 2009-06-30 5:07
love the warmth of the light here, feels light it is coming from all directions at once, the result feels immensly calm and relaxing. the symmetry of the composition emphasises the meditative mood, another great shot in your gallery.
gilou530 (34) 2009-06-30 6:02
une image comme tu sais nous les faire avec une expo parfaite de la lumière, un cadrage ou la symétrie est nickel
travelm8 (366) 2009-06-30 7:27
you really do present some great shots, this on is a real treat, love the colours and repetition of the arches.
francio64 (38276) 2009-06-30 8:09
inconfondibile il tuo stile. Riconosco facilmente una tua foto, anche senza leggere il tuo nick :)
Mi piace molto la tonalità calda di colore e il susseguirsi degli archi con il cancello sullo sfondo a dare profondità.
La presenza del bambino anima la scena.
Avrei dato minore frame e maggiore immagine. Penso che il tuo frame sia troppo grande, togliendo spazio alla tua bella immagine.
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-30 8:12
Very nice soft colors with golden lighting giving great color contrast to this image, Well framed and sharpness is prefect Aadiil.
Cricri (107274) 2009-06-30 8:29
Un cadrage préçis donnant une parfaite symétrie aux couleurs chaudes, bien vu et réaliser
Bartleby (13552) 2009-06-30 8:47
superb symmetrical patterns...lovely golden tones....another hit!
yquem46 (38746) 2009-06-30 9:16
No need to see your signature! this is the Aadiil orange and the aadiil symmetry of Indian monuments
The little person in the BG nicely breaks the symmetry
best to you
vasilpro (40933) 2009-06-30 9:28
Excellent symmetry, POV and composition. A great picture with lovely soft color.
emka (79875) 2009-06-30 10:46
Hi Aadilj, again arches in warm colour! fantastic moghul architecture. amazing perspective and symmetry.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-30 10:47
An another master's pice with a good harmony of colors, a great depht, a grpahic effect and an element of life. Good photowork.
TopGeo (38204) 2009-06-30 13:15
Hi Aadiil! It is a composition of levels and forms that characterize your a lot of pictures Are impressive the frame and the presentation Appreciate these colours
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-06-30 14:58
A 100& Aadil's picture: simmetry, good light....and the detail, this time, of the people to break the compo.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-06-30 22:52
Once again, you offer us a great composition, a tanlentuous mixture of lines and curves, enhanced by beautiful colours!
g_panakia (4031) 2009-07-01 3:28
what a magical symmetry, great architecture!
the colours also are really brilliant whereas the young boy adds life to this impressive monument
Nolme (6829) 2009-07-01 11:11
La gestion des couleurs est super. Une explosion de formes et de lumière.
Une de plus réussies.
baba_flies (8829) 2009-07-01 11:19
Dear Aadiil! Wonderful golden light, warm and beautiful. Love that you have some people in the picture, it starts to live, just a little but not too much, it does not disturb this outstanding architecture. Excellent quality, everything is in harmony. I missed your shots while I was away but I am slowly getting back ... Best regards, Barbara.
marietom (34607) 2009-07-01 13:04
chacune de tes images me donne envie de venir me promener dans ton pays. Superbes couleurs, magnifique architecture.
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2009-07-01 13:42
Hello my dear Aadiil
Excellent and amazing photo indeed.
Composition,color management and framework are perfect as usual. This is your own world.
Congratulation on your great shot !
Thanks for sharing and best regards
paololg (31448) 2009-07-01 13:56
Ciao dear Aadiil,
beautiful perspective, perfectly symmetrical, where the color gold of the light and the walls gives the feeling to be in a sacred place, as it can be the tomb of a great emperor. Very interesting your notes, especially for us European that don't know so much the history of India. Excellent image, compliments!
Ciao, have a beautiful day!
Graal (97857) 2009-07-01 23:21
another nice architecture with the gold colours. Good symetry, beautiful arcades and construction. I like it.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-07-02 3:27
Fine POV, beautiful repetition of the arcs.
Excellent graphism, colours and details
The people create a human atmosphere
TFS and have a nice day
Cretense (68691) 2009-07-02 5:22
Simply, one of the most gorgeous architecture photos, ever presented in TE! Perfectly balanced framing and composition, great light managment but most important, fabulous, mythical atmosphere! Congratulations!
danos (87475) 2009-07-02 9:13
nice perspective and POV of this corridor of the main Akbar's tomb complex.I like the 'gold' light og the scene,as the depth that created.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
adramad (38563) 2009-07-02 10:12
A perfect symmetry in this succession of arches, I like them the persons at the back of the image give us idea of the proportions of the gallery. The architecture is charming and the very nice color.
ManuMay (35019) 2009-07-02 11:51
Your unique and recognizable style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great as always, perfect light and composition, an image to teach us...THANKS!!
Have a nice day...
feather (51130) 2009-07-02 13:27
You have a wonderful selection of these pespective images with repeating arches. It would be a good idea ato set up a theme to keep them altogether.
The graphics are wonderful with beautiful design features. Well done
Focales (22) 2009-07-02 23:04
Une très belle composition aux couleurs chaudes comme je les aime. Le travail de la porte est remarquable.
eversmile (11636) 2009-07-03 0:53
This one is fantastic!
The light is very beautiful but the frame, sober and very effective, makes a lot in it! Glorious! It let me unable to find proper adjectives to tell my admiration! It goes straight to my favorites!
paura (47166) 2009-07-03 3:51
Excellent photo job here, friend, with beautiful colors and interesting shapes. well done.
danyy (0) 2009-07-03 3:57
j'aime beaucoup les couleurs de tes dernières photos dans ces teintes jaunes, ocres et orangées.
Une photo aux lumières bien équilibrées et la POV et le cadrage donnent une belle perspective avec ces arches répétitives.
Une photo très nette aussi et qui met bein envaleur, cette architecture.
foozi (7101) 2009-07-03 6:47
such a lovely framing by its own. Nice repetition of lines and shapes. you have indded make full use of the graphic in this historical site.
A reknown palce depicted well in its excellence.
well done, Aadiil.
anokutan (15097) 2009-07-03 10:50
Perfect perspective with wonderful colors , the people on the back for the scale.Great shot.Best regards.
Charo (51210) 2009-07-03 16:54
Beautiful arcade, beautiful door, and fascinating golden color.
Perfect symmetry and detail. Another great job!
bakes888 (18499) 2009-07-03 22:38
Hi Aadiil. Excellent detail shot, good use of light and colour to show the textures and forms of this wonderful place. Well composed for depth and perspective also. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-07-05 2:22
Hello Aadiil! Perfect shot. Ideal composition. Ideal title. Superb art work. Well done!
shevchenko (19311) 2009-07-05 19:23
What a big building as tomb in artistic design, a lots of patterns along the corridor till end at the wall, people in the depth give an idea of the size of these arches, impressive color, distinct photo, well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-07-06 3:26
Not so often do we see a person in your shots, here she is very welcome, even essential to understand how huge this building is, nice architecture indeed
Have a nice day jY
alvaraalto (6177) 2009-07-06 7:47
You surprise us each time with a new presentation of an arcade. Every time with a different POV, different arches and different perspective.
Amazing. I wonder how many surprise you still have for us in this theme.
Fis2 (86283) 2009-07-06 13:00
A very interesting place.
Good frame and perspective.
I like the light and colours.
The person add savor of photo.
gunbud (34066) 2009-07-06 20:32
Wonderful depth created by the ascending arches surounding the intricately designed door.
Very rich textures and lovely varying shades of gold all seen in warm light.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-07-07 2:26
Wonderful art work. Perfect composition. Nice light and bright. Original work.
John_F_Kennedy (42843) 2009-07-07 3:59
I like a lot the golden colours and the contrast between them.
BennyV (13846) 2009-07-07 5:12
On this, one more trademark golden shot, another hat off for me. Just a quick one, before my summer recess (no computers allowed). Your pictures have been a joy to watch. Keep them coming. I'll be back later.
COSTANTINO (56223) 2009-07-07 11:52
thanks for sharing with us this original version,thanks for your useful notes about Akbar..I am interested and I liked too much..
excellent presentation with your classical colours,
the repetition of arches create a fantastic depth
lousat (77804) 2009-07-07 12:04
Hi Aadil,your style is always the same,but every time i'm fascinating from your fanatstics perspectives.I need more minuts to see your pic,a wonderful piece of photographic art.Simply wonderful! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
axiotea (21649) 2009-07-07 23:37
To me, this one is a Masterpiece! It is well presented, has lovely warm color tones and it's nicely exposed.
clio (27955) 2009-07-08 0:01
The shape of these arches is particularly beautiful. I like the centring with the succession of the arches which lets appear the geometrical motives at the top and which ends in the graphics of the bottom.
Warm tints are delightful.
Have a nice day
pastadog (13111) 2009-07-08 1:12
It's amazing how you manage to continuously produce fantastic images in your particular style, always keeping a commonality in color tones and graphical impact, fully making use of typical architecture, yet with so many attractive variations, I believe you already have enough material for a great book
amaryllis (35075) 2009-07-09 6:48
une tres belle photo et perspective de ce corridor avec une architecture superbe, une belle structure et symétrie et toujours cette lumière douce
Silvio1953 (123561) 2009-07-09 9:37
Ciao Aadiil, fantastic perspective on a splendid architecture, wonderful golden colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
stego (24030) 2009-07-09 15:14
As usual, you did a clever use of the harmonious shapes of the architecture and the perspective to produce a very attractive image. The light and colours (or variations of tone of almost the same colour) are also beautiful.
robertosalguero (246) 2009-07-09 22:42
Indeed a beautiful sight and framing. The brilliant colours and sharp details add up to an excellent composition. Good eye as always to capture the beauty of Indian palaces. Thanks Aadiil :-)
Angshu (55914) 2009-07-09 22:57
I don't even remember this niche in Sikandra,... but then I don't have your eye for such lovely details either! Typically Aadiil golden tones & fine perspective & symmetry!
yedirenk (11244) 2009-07-10 19:30
great architectural details with very nice colours and depth.a wonderful framed.well done.TFS
MLINES (12516) 2009-07-11 2:21
Hi Aadiil, The golden glow and symmetry of this archway is sublime. The impact from this image is very high. Excellent photograph. TFS. Murray.
bracasha75 (24583) 2009-07-14 23:47
Very very good picture with original title
Great serie from you
pablominto (53744) 2009-07-17 2:52
Excellent symmetry and good repetition effect!
Amazing light and a great feeling of depth, fine details in the interior...
The person behind the counter is a welcome break of symmetry!
Wanda1 (14982) 2009-07-17 9:57
Golden tones with great textures and details make for a pleasing image. Your shot is evenly framed and the person does indeed give a good sense of scale to this place.
daddo (24406) 2009-07-17 22:42
Salam Aadiil. This work of yours does look like a small and intricate gold relief.What a man he was, a true Renaissance Man and tolerant of all faiths, unlike Aurangzeb.As usual, the light is a vision splendid when combined with composition and colour. Regards. Klaudio.
cobra112 (15589) 2009-07-18 13:06
Ciao Aadiil. Sorry for having not appreciate this wonderful dephting taken before. Great perspective and DOF. Very good details. TFS.
Longroute (19396) 2009-07-19 8:27
A kingdom of gold and a golden picture!
Fabulous patterns and textures made even more richer by the golden light an colour. A perfect balanced composition and an outstanding image.
my best compliments,
dmarizz (2796) 2009-07-21 14:18
usually very symmetrical compositions are a bit chilly. On the other hand here the mixture of cold composition and warm colour tone work really very well. Congratulations indeed, Dario.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-07-22 4:48
lctan (1061) 2009-07-25 0:46
You centred the shapes of the arch so well in this photo as though they are from one piece! excellent photography showing the architecture texture here! congrats! tfs
ophelcia (0) 2009-07-26 2:15
It's my first time on your gallery and it's so amazing:)))
I chose this photo, then I saw that I wasn't the first, so, they've already said GOOD things about it, what caught my eye is the symmetry and the sandy colour:)
Rafer (15377) 2009-07-29 13:42
Fenomenal luz y color y formas...saludos
molla (7127) 2009-07-29 13:47
your way of variations of the same theme is absolutely amazing.
I never get tired of them they are a true pattern of my imaginations of the oriental mystic and the gate to east.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-07-31 7:45
i like depth
light and symmetry
thanks for sharing
rigoletto (34269) 2009-08-29 4:05
Such architecture and this color palette is your signature on TE, and this one is definitely an aadilj photo. I love the architecture here, and including that tiny kid over there gives a true feeling about the size of the place. TFS,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-09-07 13:53
what a nice light and a so elegant composition. Beautifull picture
dumbo (4541) 2009-09-13 0:36
What a great symmetrical composition and just fantastic colors. I like the texture of those walls and that one boy at the end of this tunnel.