DAILY PHOTO: Bara Kaman

Taken on November 29, 2020 in Bijapur (Vijayapura)

Looking like the remnants of a bombed out Gothic cathedral, this expanse of arches resting on a massive plinth is actually the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II. Shah intended this structure to dwarf other famous tombs — e.g. the nearby Gol Gumbaz and the Taj Mahal in Agra — but when he was defeated by Aurangzeb the structure became stuck in suspended animation.

DAILY PHOTO: Gol Gumbaz

Taken on November 29, 2020 in Bijapur (Vijayapura)

This is the second largest unsupported dome in the world (after St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.)