Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sepia tones of Lucknow

That's Lucknow's magnificent Rumi Darwaza

Old this certainly is .. dating back to 1784. This 60ft tall Rumi Darwaza was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daulah as an entrance to the city. It was modelled on Istanbul's Sublime Porte.
In fact most of Lucknow's monuments were made under the reign of this nawab. From what little I've read of him he had little more to his credit than the beautification of Lucknow and his generosity that bordered on the eccentric.

The monuments sure are beautiful and when you're as rich and spoilt as the nawabs are believed to be, some eccentricity is in order.

Linking to Thursday Challenge : "MONOCHROME" (Black and White, Sepia, Old Looking,...)

4 comments:

  1. A gist of a couple of his generous eccentricities would have been relished.A nice picture.

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  2. Looks beautiful. Where is it in Lucknow... we have seen Bara and Chhota Imambara and Bhulbhulaiya.

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  3. @magiceye: Thanks
    @KP: Hmm that's a thought. Will do a post soon on the Nawab.
    @Shilpa: It's right there next to the Bara Imambara... a few yards away. Tough to miss.

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