Humayun’s Tomb#2

Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin, Delhi, March 2009

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun’s tomb was in news when President Obama during his India trip in 2010 visited this site. Build in the 16th Century, it is a fine example of Mughal Achitecture which inspired and led to many structures built in that era, many of which still survive in varying states of decay. This happens to have been very well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and draws a large number of tourists, both local and foreign. The design is inspired by Persian architecture along with elements of other local styles prevalent then.

Here is a different version taken during the same trip.

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12 thoughts on “Humayun’s Tomb#2

    • hey thanks for dropping by and your comment. from your blog (and i have just glanced yet)it seems that you love travelling and have been exploring Italy and europe,something I would love to do some day.

      Have you ever been to India ?

  1. I like the framing with the arch :-) I clicked on your other image and was amazed to see how colourful the building is. Also, checked out the Wikipedia link and it looks like a really interesting place to visit. It seems like you must have had a pretty amazing trip to India in 2009.

    • yes indeed, it is very colorful – their is a lot of red sandstone along with white marble (which have gradually turned yellow with all pollution) used!

      this bnw version although depicts just the design and shapes of arches and dome based style of architecture. A visit to India should definitely include a trip to Delhi if cultural heritage and architecture interests you. Delhi specifically and India in general has a rich heritage of architecture as I am sure england is too – with all the classic cathedrals and castles.

      Thanks for checking out the links and Glad you liked them. Have you been to Delhi or India yet ?

      • Sadly I’ve not been to India, although it’s one of those places that I’d love to visit. As you say, lots of cultural heritage and architecture, as well as being colourful. That’s one thing about England, it’s not as colourful as many other countries.

        • yes India is all that including being a bit chaotic and noisy , but in some ways thats part of the charm too.

          England may not be as colorful (to you as you say) but it has a lot of history and probably other things that would make it very interesting to somebody else :)

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