Thursday, October 2, 2014

Delhi - Qutb Minar

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Our last stop in Delhi is the iconic Qtub Minar. The Minar itself is an iconic symbol of Delhi. The other structures in the complex are mostly in ruins.

The imposing red sandstone Qtub Minar rises to a height of 72.5 m (235 ft).
The Qutb Minar is relatively close to the Delhi airport.
The superposition of 21st and 13th Century artifacts is typical India.
Remnants of a mosque frame the famed iron pillar -- a Fourth Century artifact that does not rust.
A close-up of the central arch in the photo above shows both the detail of stonework and varied color of the sandstone.
Even in Delhi, westerners attract attention. This group of school boys really wanted David & Maria in their pictures.
Qutb Minar is a great place to photograph Rose-Ringed Parakeets.

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