India - the ghost city...

by David Swatton April. 26, 2009 3190 views

Fatephur Sikri was built as the capital of his empire by Moghul emperor Akbar in the 16th century but was abandoned after just 15 years - noone knows the reason.

As an aside, Akbar was a fascinating character; his views on religious tolerance for example are entightened by any standards and would shame the religious fanatics and bigots who seem to proliferate today.

While you may think history “is more or less bunk” people like Akbar put the lie to that and if we choose to ignore the lessons from the past, who is the fool then?

A great place for playing hide-and-seek…

The only permanent residents now are the parakeets…

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Christa 8 years, 1 month ago

Superbe set, every picture a joy for the eyes! # 6 in my fav.

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A.De Lima (Primavera) 8 years, 1 month ago

Oh! What can I say...I love this set! # 7 my favourite :)

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Pete 8 years, 1 month ago

wow on #6 and 7

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Kerry 8 years, 1 month ago

Great set (once again)!! Really love 6 and 7! They are absolutely fantastic! :)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful images.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

Amazing shots - 6 and 7 stand out!

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Redro 8 years, 1 month ago

It must feel so strange to walk through all these deserted places...unless it's overcrowded with tourists :)
Beautiful architecture.
I like #3, #6 and #7 the most ( they are truly masterpieces ).
Anyway, I'm going to save ALL pics starting with day 1 in a folder instead of choosing only some for the "favorites"...It will make a great album.

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Alexandra Pechabaden 8 years, 1 month ago

Very odd angles, very nice buildings! Ok, enough buildings watching for me now, I m off
THough yours are very nice.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neus 8 years, 1 month ago

yes! #6 is superb.

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Zajä…C 8 years, 1 month ago

#6!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 8 years, 1 month ago

What a journey!

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Katalin Szeles 8 years, 1 month ago

love #6. great shot

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Andrea Kennard 8 years, 1 month ago

#2, #6 and #7 are utterly ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•*´¯`*•> Brilliant! :)

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Pumacat 8 years, 1 month ago

great. love #6

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 1 month ago

Very nice set. 6 and 7 are wonderful!

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