Humayun’s Tomb - India
Curved Stairs at Dusk, Jantar Mantar - India

Curved Stairs at Dusk, Jantar Mantar - India

Stairs to Samrat Yantra, Jantar Mantar - India

Stairs to Samrat Yantra, Jantar Mantar - India

Curved Steps, Jantar Mantar - India

Curved Steps, Jantar Mantar - India

Central Pillar, Jantar Mantar - India

Central Pillar, Jantar Mantar - India

Walking Through Geometry, Jantar Mantar - India

Walking Through Geometry, Jantar Mantar - India

stairs, Jantar Mantar - India

stairs, Jantar Mantar - India

The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period.

Domed Buildings, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Domed Buildings, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Steps, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Steps, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Plaza, Fatehpur Sikr - India

Plaza, Fatehpur Sikr - India

Stables, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Stables, Fatehpur Sikri - India

Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.

Columns at The Red Fort - India

Columns at The Red Fort - India