Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Qutub Minar through my camera

Qutub Minar and Iron Pillar at Mehrauli, New Delhi photo by Seema Kumar
When you have guests who come as tourists, that is the time you get to get out and visit some such tourist places and historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Delhi, which otherwise remain just a view from the outside while you pass by. Qutab Minar, the 239 feet sandstone tower, the highest stone tower in India, is an Indo-Islamic architectural wonder of ancient India.
The Iron Pillar that has has withstood corrosion for the last 1600 years, despite harsh weather is another monument in the same premises.

When you actually go inside the premises and have a closer look, it certainly gives a different look and feel than viewing from outside or just in photographs. You can actually sense and feel history when you are in such kind of a historical place... the buildings, shapes, architectures, carvings, etc., everything has a silent story to tell... even if you don't visit with a tourist guide. Although a tourist guide can make you see many things that may remain noontices or not undestood if you are on your own.

These are just some of the photograps that I took this weekend while visiting Qutub Minar.