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Alai Darwaza, Qutub Complex...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 19 April 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. The domed gateway is decorated with red sandstone and inlaid white marble decorations, inscriptions in Naskh script, latticed stone screens and showcases the remarkable craftsmanship of the Turkish artisans who worked on it. This is the first building in India to employ Islamic architecture principles in its construction and ornamentation

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bel angle ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


19 Apr 2011 6:27am

ceanothe from France

Very nice shot !

19 Apr 2011 6:43am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Really a beautiful building.

19 Apr 2011 9:04am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful architecture and details

19 Apr 2011 9:35am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A truly gorgeous place(Although it could do with a little TLC to some of its brickwork!)

19 Apr 2011 10:01am

Chriss de l'Ile de La Réunion from Saint Paul, Reunion

Magnifique !

19 Apr 2011 11:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb framing of this imposing gateway and magnificent architecture. Interesting information you give here as well.

19 Apr 2011 11:25am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful building, very nicely framed in this slice-of-life shot.

19 Apr 2011 12:21pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid door, the artistic details are sublime. Great shot. Good day.

19 Apr 2011 2:47pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic archecture and materials. beuatiful colors.

19 Apr 2011 6:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture

19 Apr 2011 8:14pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great shot

19 Apr 2011 8:58pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely shot

19 Apr 2011 8:59pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful shot !
friendships !

19 Apr 2011 9:15pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia


19 Apr 2011 10:14pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great capture !

19 Apr 2011 11:10pm

Photo Cache from Bay Area, United States

I love all the red. The buildings in Bangladesh are also made from this material.

19 Apr 2011 11:42pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful terra cotta color. And the white trim highlights the filigree nicely.

20 Apr 2011 1:53am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Stunning detail and craftmanship in this beautiful building Sunder! Nicely captured! ;-)

20 Apr 2011 1:54am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautifully decorated building. A fine shot.

20 Apr 2011 3:42am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Beautiful details in the Mosque.

20 Apr 2011 4:51am

Manola from Bassens, France

magnifique ce palais...les couleurs me plaisent bien...

20 Apr 2011 5:41am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful :)

20 Apr 2011 6:05pm