Monday, November 28, 2011

India 28

Fatepur Sikri is an impressive complex of old royal palaces, courts, and mosques from the late 16th century. There is some fine architecture, and the stone buildings are quite well preserved. Of course, it is all uniformly the reddish brown of the primary rock used in its construction. This photo is a detail is from the ceiling of the residence of one of the emperor's wives, where you can still see the decorative paintings and get a slightly better sense of what it may have looked like back in the day. It's not that thrilling of a picture - but it's a picture of an artwork that's been sitting around outside for four hundred years.

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