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11 Jan

Tomb of Imam Zamin, Delhi, India

Tomb of Imam Zamin Delhi India

Tomb of Imam Zamin Arch Delhi India

Tomb of Imam Zamin Far Delhi India

Tomb of Imam Zamin Sign Delhi India

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Tomb Of Imam Zamin

According to the inscription over the southern doorway of this tomb, Imam Muhammad Ali or Imam Zamin came to Delhi from Turkestan in the reign of Sikandar Lodi (A.D. 1489-1517). He built this mausoleum in his life time and died in A.D. 1539. It is surmounted by a dome of sandstone covered with plaster and rising from an octagonal drum. Its sides are carved with perforated screens, characteristic of the Lodi period.

10 Jan

Siberian Chipmunk, Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi, India

We spotted this cute Siberian Chipmunk raiding picnic baskets at the Qutb Minar Complex in Delhi.

Siberian Chipmunk Picnic Qutb Minar Complex Delhi India

Siberian Chipmunk Seated Qutb Minar Complex Delhi India

Siberian Chipmunk Running Qutb Minar Complex Delhi India

Siberian Chipmunk Flat Qutb Minar Complex Delhi India

Don’t worry about this chipmunk. He’s simply sunbathing, laid flat out on the hot dirt.

09 Jan

Safdarjang’s Tomb Delhi India

Safdarjangs Tomb Delhi India

Safdarjangs Tomb Door Detail Delhi India

Safdarjangs Tomb Painting Delhi India

Safdarjangs Tomb Sign Delhi India

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Safdargjang’s Tomb

This tomb was built by Nawab Shujauddaula for his father Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan, entitled Safadarjan, who was Governor of Oudh during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shas (1719-48), and Prime Minister during that of his successor Ahmad Shah (1748-54). He died in 1754.

With its high enclosure walls, the charbagh layout of garden, tanks and fountains, and its central domed mausoleum, it follows the tradition of Humayun’s Tomb and is a good specimen of Mughal garden-tombs. It is aptly described as the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture at Delhi.

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