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

by Antonio Gil August. 06, 2015 2498 views

Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or “mosque commanding view of the world”. The first three storeys of the Jama Masjid tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth one is made of marble, while the fifth is made of sandstone. The Jama Masjid is covered with intricate carvings and has verses inscribed from the Koran. The grand Red fort (Lal Qila) stands on the eastern side of the Jama Masjid. The main prayer hall of the Jama Masjid is made up of high cusped arches and marble domes. The cabinet in the north gate of the Jama Masjid contains a collection of Muhammad's relics - the Koran written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet, his sandals and his footprints, implanted in a marble block.

♫♫ BEAUTIFUL ISLAMIC CALL TO PRAYER ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 9 months ago

Masterful captures, Antonio. Fascinating subjects!

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Tim Rogers 5 years, 9 months ago

I think I have to go to India

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Delightfulpink 5 years, 9 months ago

very impressive photos!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kenny H 5 years, 9 months ago

I love when art and architecture mix! That b&w is magnificent.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 5 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 9 months ago

These are all stunning and I'm jealous of the photographs and your journey.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 9 months ago

I find #3 an absolutely stunning shot Antonio.... what a feel it has

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

Such exquisite decorations on all the buildings - thanks too for all the helpful info.

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

I love the last in B&W.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 9 months ago

Very beautiful architecture and decoration. Those arches are extraordinary.
Thanks for including the Islamic Call to Prayer.

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

Just amazing Antonio...The last one just lead you deep into the picture!

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

Love the treatment of these and yes especially the last even in B&W :-)

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