Jama Masjid

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Liz and I recently visited Northern India for a short tour of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Ramathra and Jaipur. Well we are now back and I’m ready to start sharing some of the 1200 photographs that I captured.

I’m planning a series of posts over the next few weeks/months to document the trip – largely these will follow the chronological order of the tour, although I do have a couple of themed posts in mind as well.

First up is the magnificent red sandstone and white marble Jama Masjid or “Friday Mosque” in Old Delhi. Built by Shah Jahan (the Mughal Emperor of Taj Mahal fame) between 1644 and 1658, it is the largest mosque in India with an open courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.

Β Β© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

18 Responses to “Jama Masjid”

  1. therestofarya

    Wow, just beautiful, and i’m not only talking about places and architecture, but especially about people. Someday i would like to travel to india and feel the same emotions that you surely have lived πŸ˜‰

    PS: sorry for my english ^^

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Adrian…..I wanted to capture more than just bricks and mortar, so I was constantly on the lookout for candid portrait/street photo ops. Plenty more to come 😊

  2. Scott Marshall

    I do think this is your strength, sets which encompass the whole location – you deliver a great feel for the subject.

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Scott….I do enjoy trying to capture the details and the human side as well as the big ticket items. Doesn’t always work…..but it’s fun trying.

  3. Rondje

    Hi Mark, that is again a great series and I must agree with Scott, you show this place very well by revaling all angles! If I really had to choose one it would be the one with the cloths and see-through: so well composed and beautiful light and tones.
    All the best,


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