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3rd DAY - INDIA (OLD DELHI) - JAMA MASJID MOSQUE

2015.08.05
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40 m high minaret
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Had to pay to be able to take pictures
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Built with red sandstone and white marble.

♫♫ 7 WONDERS OF INDIA: JAMA MASJID ♫♫
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This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.

The mosque has been the site of two attacks, one in 2006 and another in 2010. During the first, two explosions occurred in the mosque, injuring thirteen people. In the second, two Taiwanese students were injured as two gunmen opened fire upon them. One of the attacks was ordered because the Imam allowed "semi-naked" foreigners inside the mosque.
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marilynx I do like these, but they look very much like postcards, especially the last.
I would have preferred a more natural photograph - and I am sure you don't mind me being honest with you.
I have recently been criticised for hurting people - this is definitely NOT my intention Antonio.
If you would prefer I don't comment in such cases, please let me know. Mx
marilynx · 2015-08-05: 05:46
yellodog Wondrous architecture from distant past. I rather like the HDR effect making them look like old hand coloured photos.
yellodog · 2015-08-05: 06:04
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