DAILY PHOTO: Out Past the Minaret

Taken on November 20, 2014 at Daulatabad.

Taken on November 20, 2014 at Daulatabad.

This is taken from the path up to the citadel at Daulatabad Fort. Daulatabad is a 14th century hill fortress that lies on the road between Aurangabad and the Ellora caves. It was the capital of the Tughlaq Dynasty.

DAILY PHOTO: Jama Masjid

Taken October 14, 2013 in Old Delhi.

Taken October 14, 2013 in Old Delhi.

This is India’s largest mosque. It is capable of holding 25,000 worshipers–mostly in that open courtyard that can apparently be covered as needed.)  It dates back to the rule of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan–who you may know of from his requisitioning of the Taj Mahal.

It’s located in Old Delhi and is usually matched with trips to the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk (a huge bazaar street), which are both nearby.

It’s mostly Red sandstone with white marble, as was common of Shah Jahan’s other monumental structures.

[I realize it’s a cheat that I’ve posted two “Daily Photos” in a couple of hours of one another, but it’s a new day in the States–and I’ve got a ton of photos from my recent trip.]