India - the ghost city...

by David Swatton April. 26, 2009 3255 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, 5 months ago

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

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Primavera Delima 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Pete 8 years, 5 months ago

wow on #6 and 7

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kerry 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful images.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 5 months ago

Amazing shots - 6 and 7 stand out!

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Rodica O 8 years, 5 months 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.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Alexandra Pechabaden 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Neus 8 years, 5 months ago

yes! #6 is superb.

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Zajä…C 8 years, 5 months ago

#6!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 8 years, 5 months ago

What a journey!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Katalin Szeles 8 years, 5 months ago

love #6. great shot

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Andrea Kennard 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pumacat 8 years, 5 months ago

great. love #6

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 5 months ago

Very nice set. 6 and 7 are wonderful!

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