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One of my personal favourites from Jama Masjid.

The grand monument of old Delhi is the Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque. This is the largest mosque in India.
The mosque stands on a rock or a high platform and faces west. The courtyard of the mosque can be reached from the east, north and south by three flights of steps, all built of red sandstone. These broad flights of gorgeous red sandstone steps lead up to the imposing gateways in the east and the south.

The northern gate of the mosque has 39 steps. The southern side of the mosque has 33 steps. The eastern gate of the mosque was the royal entrance and it has 35 steps. Near the north gate of the Jama Masjid stands a cupboard containing a collection of Muhammad's relics - Korans written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet, his sandals and his footprint, embedded in a marble slab.

I wanted to emphasise on the perspective formed by the beautiful flight of stairs, leading upto the grand Eastern Gateway. To achieve this wide angle effect I did a stitch of 7 shots. Hope you would like it.

PS : Some specks which can be seen in the sky are birds, mostly pigeons and hawks.

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