A late afternoon at an iconic monument

View from the bottom of the Minar

View from the bottom of the Minar

Qutub Minar is one of the  most famous and unique ancient monuments located in Delhi, India. UNESCO has recognized it as a World Heritage Site. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture and is made mostly of red stone and marble with some very fine detail work visible only to a discerning eye. 

I have been to Delhi many times but never got a chance to visit this iconic tower. Finally got a chance on our recent trip to India to spend a late afternoon at this site. 

I am not very good at landscape Photography,  but the tower and the surrounding structures and ruins are so intriguing that I could not help clicking some shots. Wish I could put a couple or a model there with some off camera lighting...may be next time with a bit of more advance planning.

There were many school kids there that day. One group got excited after seeing my camera, and I clicked some shots of them. Right after that, a group of boys approached me requesting to take their picture. They had no idea of how would they get the picture but just wanted me to click one.  I obliged. Sharing some of those images here.  

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the pillars

the pillars

close up details

close up details

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school kids

school kids

group of boys who approached me requesting to click a picture

group of boys who approached me requesting to click a picture

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