Incredible India Series – Humayun’s Tomb

During my stays in New Delhi, one fine day I thought of going to visit Humayun’s Tomb. Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Being an Indian I paid Rs.10 but for foreigners they charge Rs.250. Well there is no charge for camera but they don’t allow tripod. I had really hard time with the security guy. Finally they allow me to bring tripod inside after convincing them that I won’t use inside.

Humayun's cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber
Humayun’s cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber

It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Char Bagh garden
Char Bagh garden

From Land of Sheikhs – Etihad Tower

Its been long time I am not posting because of my busy schedule. I am back today with some images from Land of Sheikhs, Abu Dhabi. In December 2012 I was Abu Dhabi to see some of my close friends. My travel itinerary was packed, too many places to less days of stay. If we talk amazing city Architecture, Abu Dhabi isn’t lagging behind far from Dubai. When I went to Abu Dhabi Marina I was so amazed to see the Etihad towers. The word ETIHAD means UNITY & STRENGTH. The way those tall builds are standing there is no doubt about its meaning. Set in the most desirable and exclusive beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district of Abu Dhabi and located near the world-renowned Corniche. With five stunning towers that sparkle iridescently in the never-ending sunshine – Etihad Towers is a reflection of everything that Abu Dhabi is and will be… modern, sophisticated and luxurious..

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Fall in Love with Fallingwater…

Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. Architecture enthusiasts from around the world make the pilgrims to Fallingwater, a magnificent home built in 1937 on a water fall by Americas most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Write, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It is, after all, on the Smithsonian’s “Life list” of 28 places to visit before you die. _MG_9057_58_59_60_s

After I reached the Visitor Center I decided to go self guided tour rather guided tour so that i can spent more time in exploring the places. As I walk down the board walk from the Visitors Center I began to hear Bear Run. Bear Run is the lively mountain stream that nourishes this tiny, forested valley. Below are some picture while walking down the Bear Run.

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As photography is prohibited inside, I decided not to go inside the Kaufmann Residence, rather spent more time out side the house to see the beauty of both the architecture and the nature. Then i headed to the paradise overlook hike which lead me to the four-bay carport, servants’ quarters, and a guest house. The guest quarters feature a spring-fed swimming pool which overflows and drains to the river below. The image below is the view of the swimming pool and I like this view much then from other directions.
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Hope you all like the Fallingwater and also you all will fall in love with fallingwater.

Thank you so much!!!