Fatehpur Sikri; Jami Mosque, Buland Gate

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Holiday India 2012; "Tigers & Palaces".

I hope you'll enjoy the photo's like we did the trip.

Jami Mosque meaning the Friday Mosque congregational mosque, and was perhaps one of the first buildings to come up in the complex, as its epigraph gives AH 979 (A.D. 1571-72) as the date of its completion, with a massive entrance to the courtyard, the Buland-Darwaza added some five years later. It was built in the manner of Indian mosques, with iwans around a central courtyard. A distinguishing feature is the row of chhatri over the sanctuary. There are three mihrabs in each of the seven bays, while the large central mihrab is covered by a dome, it is decorated with white marble inlay, in geometric patterns.

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Photo taken in Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

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  • Uploaded on June 21, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by bdeh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2012/03/05 10:24:00
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash

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