Monday, 28 May 2012

Tomb Of Akbar The Great


Akbar was the third and most ditinguished Moghul Emperor. The mausoleum is a majestic composition of deep-red sandstone and cool marble designed by the emperor himself and modified by his son after his death in 1605.


Sikandra, Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India
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25 comments:

Dina said...

Impressive.
I guess a big impression is the aim of mausoleums.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful structure!

Sylvia K said...

A great way to not be forgotten! An incredible structure and the tile work is fantastic! Superb capture as always!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The architecture of India is indeed impressive.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

So ornate and incredibly beautiful. A lot of History here.

supermac said...

Been wanting to go to India to see its many colors and patterns and great structures. Awesome shots!

Filip and Kristel said...

It looks amazing, I have never been in India but I think it has such a rich culture we will have to do this once.

Greetings,
Filip

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such ornate detail! A huge mausoleum! The repetition of shape along the parapet seems very medieval! I wonder why the extra pergola style tower was built at the top! An impressive structure!

Dyanna said...

How absolutely beautiful! I love the details, and the arches within the arches!

Fotonita said...

Thank you for sharing! Very interesting to see!

Wish you a nice day! : )

Jim said...

Fascinating and beautiful.
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Joan Elizabeth said...

What beautiful artwork,

Wibbo said...

That's a beautiful building; fabulous pattern elements.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful!

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Francisca said...

These Moghul Emperors knew how to make grand exits!

Carolina Tavares said...

Quanta beleza arquitetônica. Parece-me arquitetura árabe.

Cumprimentos.

Marias Teater said...

How impressing!!

Nellies said...

beautiful and very impressive (even for a mausoleum)

Julie said...

I wished for a human figure to get some perspective, until I realised there were two people squatting there in the first shot. Are they beggars? Is that permitted? Or maybe just unable to be stopped.

It certainly is a beautiful monument. Its detail glorious. I guess it contributes to the tourist dollar in India.

Thanks for your continuing contribution to Taphophile Tragics, Jose.

This is Belgium said...

I like it and it makes me want to visit, that simple !

Arija said...

How different peoples' tastes and aspirations are. Magnificent as this is, it would not do for me at all., just scatter my ashes to the four winds from a high and lonely place. Light a little candle in your heart for me a while, but bring no plastic flowers out of duty to my grave.

CaT said...

perhaps bigger than my apartment while still alive?

Halcyon said...

Judging by his tomb, somebody thought he was pretty great!

Cezar and Léia said...

Such grand architecture!
God bless you!
Cezar

Stickup Artist said...

I love the decorative patterns — I'm finding those designs extremely inspiring!