Photographer's Note

I was escorted to the edge of the ablutions pool where I was able to remove my footwear. Here I could obtain a "full frontal" of the prayer hall (liwan). Fortress-like, the facade rises up in front of the qubba. Focussing first on the rectanglar area of the centre, I noted the recessed arches, presented on five levels. On its own, the central arch is more than 22 metres in height. These, the primary and secondary arches, are supported by rectangular minars which on their left and right edges, slope outward and down, in the Tughluq style. The facade cloaks a large dome from the immediate view of visitors. There are two lesser chambers, complete with mihrabs, to the right and left of the qubba. Each of these has its own smaller dome. A unique view of the domes, and the facade, from the rear, may be seen from the north ramparts of the Shahi Qila. The plan of the mosque is a traditional hypostyle, i.e. a square open courtyard surrounded on all sides by arches.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-05-01 4:08
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