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Old February 22nd, 2011, 10:14 AM   #141
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DELHI

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Designed by Edwin Lutyens to be the focal point of New Delhi during the British rule, the house built for the viceroy, which is today the President of India's official residence, stands at the crest of Raisina Hill.




Copied from a pair Lutyens saw in Chiswick, England, the iron gates are held by highly ornamental sandstone gateposts.





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This 20th century architectural masterpiece covers an area of 2 hectares. The cupola of its copper and sandstone dome rises 55 m.



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Great photo set there! Manila photos were very interesting, and India's airport interior is really something.

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Great, very nice photos from Delhi Incredible India indeed
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 09:37 AM   #145
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Great photo set there! Manila photos were very interesting, and India's airport interior is really something.

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Great, very nice photos from Delhi Incredible India indeed
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INDIA GATE

The 9-m wide India Gate was built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I and those who fell in battle in the North-West Frontier Province and the Third Afghan War.





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Facing India Gate is the sandstone canopy where King George V's statue was installed after his death in 1936. The statue is now at Coronation Park.



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Welcome and thanks for the new photos
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KHAIR UL-MANAZIL


Built in the Mughal Emperor Akbar's period, the name "Khair-ul-Manazil" means "best of houses". It is also a chronogram, so the letters of the name, when written in the Persian script, give the numerical value which is the year of its construction, 969 hijri or 1561-1562 A.D.





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At the western end of the central courtyard is the prayer chamber of the mosque. An inscription in the center of its facade tells us that this building was commissioned by Maham Angah, the wet-nurse of the Mughal emperor Akbar.





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Along the other 3 sides of the courtyard are colonnades which housed a madrasa or school.






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I like this photo of Delhi, above edit: with the pigeons
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Domes of mosques in Delhi are favourite hang-outs of pigeons, I noticed.
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PURANA QILA

Purana Qila, literally "old fort", stands on an ancient mound. Excavations near its eastern wall reveal that the site has been continuously occupied since 1000 BC.

It was here that Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, began to construct his city, Dinpanah. However, his reign was short-lived and, in 1540, he was dispossessed of his kingdom by the ambitious Afghan chieftain, Sher Shah Sur.

Today, of the many palaces, barracks and houses that once existed, only Sher Shah's mosque and the building said to be Humayun's library remain.



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