DAILY PHOTO: Lahori Gate of Red Fort

 

Taken in October of 2013 in Delhi

Taken in October of 2013 in Delhi

RedFort13The seven white, bulbous mini-domes in the top background of the bottom shot are the same as those at the top of the upper photo. Fortifications are built out in front of the gate to add a measure of security. There is no line-of-sight view of the gate from the front.

DAILY PHOTO: Alcove Geometries

Taken in October of 2013 in Old Delhi.

Taken in October of 2013 in Old Delhi.

This photo was taken at the Red Fort in Old Delhi. It’s the arched ceiling of an alcove, and the angular pattern in which it’s been carved astounds me.

DAILY PHOTO: Red Fort

Taken on October 16, 2013

Taken on October 16, 2013

This white marble palace constructed in the Indo-Islamic style is one of the more impressive structures in Old Delhi’s Red Fort.

The Red Fort should be visited before visiting Agra Fort, because it should be seen but it’s not as impressive as its Agra kin. I did it the other way around, and the Red Fort was a disappointment by comparison. The grounds aren’t kept up, most of the semi-precious gemstone inlays are missing from the ornately carved marble, and the fort houses an architectural hodgepodge. That being said, the red sandstone walls are imposing and magnificent and the few historic structures are quite impressive–if not as much so as in Agra.

Close up of the same structure.

Close up of the same structure.