Fatehpur Sikri

In my last post I mentioned that the portrait of the “Lantern Seller” was taken at a place called Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Akbar (the third and arguably greatest of the Mughal Emperors) in the 1570’s/80’s, this remarkably well-preserved city palace was only occupied for a couple of decades. By the early 1600’s it was left abandoned and now stands as a symbol to the power and excesses of the Mughals:

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

11 Responses to “Fatehpur Sikri”

  1. Chillbrook

    Wonderful stuff.. in these dark dull winter days, how fabulous that clean, bright light is to see. I could do with some of that just now. I will have to make do with your lovely photographs Mark!

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Adrian, I feel the same…….at this time of year I don’t get out that much to take new stuff, so still having India shots to process is a blessing and they bring back great memories 😊

  2. Vicki

    Love those close-ups showing the decorative work on the buildings, Mark.
    (you’re lucky to have so many wonderful images to remember the trip).

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Cyb….yeah the craftsmanship is amazing – it does help that it was built largely in sandstone which is quicker and easier to carve, but you still need to know what you’re doing.

    • Mark Simms

      Ah thanks Laura. I was thinking that maybe people would be getting tired of images from India, so it’s nice to know that at least one person still looks forward to them…..which is a good job really as I still have quite a few more to post….;0)

      • lauramacky

        You are so welcome. I really love them. it’s a place I’ve always wanted to go.

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