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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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Feb 25, 2005, 2:07:35 PM
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Safdarjung tomb by gilad Safdarjung tomb by gilad

Representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture, Safdarjung's Tomb stands in the centre of an extensive garden. Built in 1753 by Nawab Shauja-ud-Daula to house the remains of his father, who was a minister in the Mughal Court, the tomb is referred to as the "Last flicker in the lamp of Mughal Architecture".The tomb stands on a high terrace surrounded by an extensive walled garden. It makes a pleasant retreat from the urban bustle. It's short walk from Lodi Garden.

On either side are beautiful pavilions known as "Moti Mahal" or the pearl palace, "Jangli Mahal" or the sylvan palace and "Badshah Pasand" or the emperor's favorite. The mausoleum built with red sandstone and buff stone is faced with marble and stands squarely in the middle of a garden. There are two graves here, one of Safdarjung and the other presumably his wife's. The square central chamber of the mausoleum is surrounded by eight rooms all around. All the apartments, except the corner ones are rectangular in shape, the corner ones being octagonal. The dome of the tomb rises from a sixteen-sided base. The tomb has been criticized for its weakness in proportions hence a lack of balance in its make-up.

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New Delhi, India.
I enjoyed a perfect sky for that shot, a sky i was hoping for the whole time I was in India.

Merry xmas everybody, and happy holidays.
G
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NEcrOMAnCERDEmON Feb 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is not Safdarjung Tomb. Its Humayun's Tomb. Please correct the title and tags.
Anyways, this is a nice capture!
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rohankapur Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! I've got some pictures of Mosques in Delhi too!
Why don't you check them out? :)
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:iconflygye12:
Feel bad to point out but that is Humayun's Tomb. This building is thought to be the origin behind the idea of the Taj Mahal's design (I find it much sombre than the Taj) :) Great Capture tho !
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:iconangel-awaiting:
I wish I can travel as much as you do... only place I've been in was Spain (I was born there, never been back from age 5), Hong Kong (for a month when I was 10) and Florida (where I grew up and live now.
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:iconpindropviolence007:
I think there's been some confusion.. This is not Safdarjung's tomb. This is Humayun's tomb.
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:iconalwaysmiling:
This photo make me dizzy! :D Really good job my friend! :w00t:
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:iconthombo:
This is a very intense photo, I love it!
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cat13 Jan 10, 2008
the sky's really perfect!!!!
gorgeous.
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NewMoonPicasso Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I had something interesting to shoot. Here's my version of this shot.. [link] yours is much better of course!
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