Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

What is the image the word “grand” brings to mind? To a Delhi-wala, there can only be one vision: towering minarets, bulbous domes and soaring arches! Ruined as they may be today, the forts of Delhi still inspire jaw-dropping amazement a thousand years after they were built. So here’s my take on this week’s photo challenge…the grandness of Delhi encapsulated in a few shots:

Tughlaqabad Fort...as grand as it gets!
The massive walls of Tughlaqabad Fort…as grand as it gets!
A ruined but still grand gateway at the Old Fort, during the sound and light show
A ruined but still grand gateway at the Old Fort, during the sound and light show
Winter morning at the grand gateway of Shergarh, opposite the Old Fort
Winter morning at the grand gateway of Shergarh, opposite the Old Fort
Grand arches of a marble pavilion at the gardens of the Red Fort
Grand arches of a marble pavilion at the gardens of the Red Fort

Inspired by: Weekly Photo Challenge

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderfully captured the grandeur of yesteryear.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks so much Bushra! Imgine what that grandeur must have been a few centuries back…wish I had a time machine!

  2. Shazi says:

    Such beautiful pictures..amazing photography… ever since my marriage…and shifting my base to Delhi.. i have started a new romance with this city…. love love it!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Wow Shazi, your enthusiasm is contagious! I feel like going right out to roam around some Delhi ruins 🙂 Happy exploring to you too!

  3. Dheeraj Sharma says:

    Lovely capture of the Tughlaqabad Fort… looks seriously grand !!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Yeah, I keep wondering what it must have looked like when new and intact!

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