Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fathepur Sikri - India

This is the beautiful card i've received today, a new unesco whs from India. It was sent by Abhishek "abhishek_b4u".

"Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It was the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. The building on the card is Buland Darwaza – the 'Gate of Magnificence': one of the gateways to the Jami masjid, a stupendous piece of architecture from the outside, gradually making a transition to a human scale in the inside." - in: wikipedia

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