Buland Darwaza,Fatehpur Sikri,4/2010,(Tuhin)

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AnnaJolanta 1 on July 11, 2010

Beautiful architecture!

F. Zaman on July 14, 2010

Buland Darwaza:meaning 'high' or 'great' gate in Persian, is the largest of gateways in the world. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri which is located 43 km away from Agra, India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1572 to commemorate his conquest of Gujarat. The Buland Darwaza towers above the courtyard of the mosque. The Buland Darwaza is semi octagonal in plan and is topped by pillars and chhatris. Buland Darwaza echoes early Mughal design with simple ornamentation, carved verses from the Koran and towering arches. There are thirteen smaller domed kiosks on the roof, stylized battlement and small turrets and inlay work of white and black marble. On the outside a long flight of steps sweeps down the hill giving the gateway additional height. A Persian inscription on eastern archway of the Buland Darwaza records Akbar's conquest over Deccan in 1601 A.D.

F. Zaman on July 14, 2010

AnnaJolanta, thanks

Hamed Ansari on July 18, 2010

Great shot! Well captured! L

F. Zaman on July 18, 2010

Hamed Ansari, many thanks

Dębski Piotr on July 18, 2010

Piękna fotka

F. Zaman on July 19, 2010

constance1214, thank you

Chinappi on July 20, 2010

You were already added to my preferred list.

Nice photo. Nice gallery.

Hello from France.

F. Zaman on July 21, 2010

Chinappi, many thanks,I am going to add you too

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Photo taken in Fatehpur Sikri Fort, National Highway 11, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

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  • Uploaded on July 11, 2010
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS
    • Taken on 2010/04/17 02:31:52
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.23mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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