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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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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flygye12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
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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my-cousine-vinny Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Excellent !
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Angel-Awaiting Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
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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pindropviolence007 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I think there's been some confusion.. This is not Safdarjung's tomb. This is Humayun's tomb.
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alwaysmiling Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
This photo make me dizzy! :D Really good job my friend! :w00t:
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thombo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
This is a very intense photo, I love it!
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cat13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
the sky's really perfect!!!!
gorgeous.
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NewMoonPicasso Featured By Owner 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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125kiaora521 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
All your photos are amazing, i'm so incredibly jealous!

:D
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diamond-insane Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Another fantastic shot..
bravo!!!!!
:clap:
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vaibhavv Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007   Photographer
wow man.. i come from delhi.. ive never seen the tomb look so beautiful... hats off man
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blood-inside Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
dang
very cool.
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kicimici Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Filmographer
Amazing clouds. How lucky you are... :+fav:
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CityLover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable sky! Got one shot like this myself of Cathedral On Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg =)
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MKJKJ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Yeh india a very beautiful country, and u r lucky to visited it..
i wish i can visit it and i'll in futuer
i love it.
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
i love how you include so much of the sky (and history). amazing piece. :+fav:

you really have seen a lot haven't you? ^^
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on-mars Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007   Photographer
Woww amazing
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Remedies Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
This would be where I live now. And far from criticizing, I just want to question: although I haven't actually visited Safdarjung's Tomb, I do love Humayun's Tomb and its wonderful garden, and your picture looks a lot like Humayun's Tomb. I would say it's almost unmistakable. Could it be it in fact?
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laether-mad Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
tha clouds create a perfect perspective!! amazing shot!
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fanaticus Featured By Owner May 12, 2007   Photographer
i have never seen a sky like that in my life!
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Seline-W Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
amazing sky...
a great combination :clap:
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pankajmisri Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
the clouds are unbeliveable . they form such a beautiful pattern and adding to the beauty of the picture amazing
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FennaChan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Photographer
Lovely clouds! The sky is so perfect there ^^
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huokaus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
I'd love to take a walk with you sometime. 'Cause then I'd see how and where you get these surprisingly amazing pictures. (Maybe even get a shot before you, with my crappy camera of course). I've seen this kind of sky once and I don't even remember when it was, only that it was night.

But I admire you, I've never seen so good nature pictures as yours are. Mine would be simple and easy so I refuse to take them :D

I'm astonished.
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Lohey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
I'm pretty sure I've never seen a sky like this here... :wow:
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svetiilija Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have taj mahal??? :D
this is beautiful :clap:
you earned :+fav:
Ines :love:
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gilad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
I do.
It's in my gallery
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svetiilija Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry...i haven't browsed it yet...i will now :D
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xohyperchikk101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
i love love love the sky in this shot.
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ShadowZeCat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
I'm glad you got the shot you were hoping for, it came out beautifully.
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MusicInMyVeinS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
amazing
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paintedfingers Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know what to say. The sky is just amazing. The clouds. The color. The angle. It's all so great.
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firestu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007   Photographer
this is amazing. how do you even begin to take photos like this?
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gilad Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
:)
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chasingsafty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
very beautiful piture. EXTREMELY beautiful building
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lithosun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
So u came here... and didn't tell me!! :O_o:
:rage: :shakefist:
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gilad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
Like... 3 years ago
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lithosun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
Date Picture Taken: Feb 25, 2005, 2:07:35 PM
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2 years :)
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gilad Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
Yeah... time flies
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deft0n3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007   Photographer
the sky is really amazing. is it real, right?
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gilad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
right
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Dee-ehn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Awesome sky, truely magnificant!
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theXodust Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
The clouds are amazing, beautiful shot.
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godez Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007   Photographer
:+fav:, definately. Two bad the two trees don't exactly align as to make a mirror-effect across the picture. I love the colors and ofcourse the sky.

Did you use a polarizing filter?
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Headphonesnn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
This is lovely, very different from the usual Israel photos..
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gilad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
Not Israel ;)
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Headphonesnn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I know :D
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elliko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
the ky does look dreamy.
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