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

by Antonio Gil August. 05, 2015 2519 views

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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40 m high minaret

Had to pay to be able to take pictures

Built with red sandstone and white marble.

♫♫ 7 WONDERS OF INDIA: JAMA MASJID ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 9 months ago

I love the HDR treatment on these. It adds even more fantasy to these fanciful exotic places. Brilliant work, Antonio~

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Liz M 5 years, 9 months ago

I love the last one.. makes me wonder what the person on the far right is doing...looking at their phone maybe checking a photo they had just taken..I enjoyed all the photos in this post..thanks

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Dan Ravasio 5 years, 9 months ago

I love #1!!!!

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Mike Meliska 5 years, 9 months ago

Nice tour....

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 9 months ago

I visited this one! Beautiful .

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
John Parsons 5 years, 9 months ago

Magnificent buildings..

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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 9 months ago

Sometimes(!) your editing style really works, and this, fortunately is one of those happy occasions. I think it is the landscapes that don't work for me. "Everyone to his own" as the saying goes.

I bet it was such a pleasant relief to be in this quiet peaceful place after the craziness of the streets of New Delhi.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 5 years, 9 months ago

Amazing architecture and when one read how old it is even more impressed :) Great work as always Antonio :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 9 months ago

Great shots! First one my fave.

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 9 months ago

So much more peaceful than the crowds you have shown us so far great angles.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 5 years, 9 months ago

I really look forward to your treatment of the Taj these are wonderful shots Antonio

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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