Sunday, 15 April 2012

Humayun's Tomb


Humayun was the second Mughal emperor who ruled present day Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of northern India. The mausoleum was comissioned by his widow nine years after his death (1556).

Below are the nearby Isa Khan's tomb and mosque. Isa Khan was an Afghan noble who fought the Mughal Empire.



Delhi, India
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This post is linked to Taphophile Tragics

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing and beautiful tombs/mosques! Great way to be remembered! Terrific captures, JM! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I guess you will never be forgotten with a tomb this size. Love the photos Diane

Andrew said...

Fantastic to see... I would love to visit one day..

Filip Demuinck said...

India seems like a very interesting country. I will have to plan a holiday there once.

Greetings,
Filip

Lowell said...

These are incredible! And what egos these folks and their families must have had. I suppose they figured they were so important something grand like any of these would be appropriate as a memorial to their grandeur! :-)

Gorgeous photographs!

George McKay said...

I just happened across your blog. Most impressive group of images I've seen on a blog in quite a while. Nice!

Andrea said...

Beautiful remembrance for their departed, and lovely photos!

Fotonita said...

Great beautiful captures! So different from my world! I like! ; )

DeeBee L. said...

Can't have enough of this superb architecture!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Very atmospheric compositions, lovely.

Julie said...

Jose, do you know if any of these mausoleums have been damaged in the conflicts in the area, especially in Afghanistan? I guess I am thinking of the first photograph mainly.

The difference between the lives of the wealthy and the lives of the poor is a gulf that can never be bridged.

JM said...

@Julie: When it comes to Afghanistan we think of Bin Laden, rocky mountains and dust, but the country is much more than that. I'm sure many wonders have been lost but, unfortunatelly we know nothing about it with the exception of the amazing 6th century Bamiyan Buddha's statues destroyed on purpose by the Taliban in 2001.

Cezar and Léia said...

A place filled with lots of history!Wonderful architecture and your pictures are great!
Léia

bailey-road.com said...

What marvelous memorial structures!

Art said...

Incredibly beautiful pictures!

Photo Cache said...

almost unreal. so beautiful.

Ann said...

Beautiful. I think my favourite is the bottom one.

The Paw Relations said...

Such amazinging tombs. So beautiful.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

A wonder associated with Afghanistan but actually in Delhi! Amazing integration of Persian and Indian influences! The facade patterns are fascinating in all these buildings!

Halcyon said...

Wow! What an impressive mausoleum! The first shot almost looks like a move backdrop or something, unreal!

NixBlog said...

Great photos, Jose. There is so much history to absorb in places with ancient civilisations like this part of the world.

CaT said...

how pretty! and so different from what you see around here..
were you allowed inside?

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such elegant buildings and serene, unlike the crowds we come to think of in that part of the world.

Julie said...

Ah I misunderstood your text, Jose. I now realise that all three of these buildings are in northern India and NOT Afghanistan.

Francisca said...

And yet another fabulous place we've both been to, JM. You beat me to post it for TT. ;-)