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Monday, April 11, 2011

Humayun's Tomb

I intended today to begin to catalog all the spring changes that have been bursting out during my absence but have not made it out to any of my favorite locations yet. It's raining and I have a little cold so here's another from India. Who could resist the framing provided by these wonderful arches? Beyond the arch is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb, in Delhi. Humayun was a Mughal emperor. The tomb was erected in 1565 by Humayun's grieving widow, Hamida Banu Begum. It is generally agreed to have been the precursor of the more famous Taj Mahal, erected about 67 years later.


Dean Lewis said...

Holy Vishnu, obviously India inspired your photographic eye.
LOve the composition of this.
Remarkable how similar that temple is to the Taj Mahal.
What a wondrous place it must be.

JoJo said...

This is a great photo, it looks like a painting!

RedPat said...

That is so gorgeous! Wonderful composition.