Monday, December 22, 2008

Cards from India

Second post of the day to show the great indian cards Claus "elbe" sent me. he was only supposed to send me the 1st card but he sent me the 2nd one on behalf of Santa Claus - that's what he said :P

"Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret in Delhi, India. Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq. The Qutab Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.
It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex. The complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi.

The Qutub Minar is 72 meters high (237.8 ft) with 379 steps leading to the top." - in: wikipedia

"This is The Great Nandhi, one of the sub shrines of the Brihatheeswarar Temple in Tanjore (Thanjavur). Nandhi is the bull which Shiva rides and the gate keeper of Shiva in Hindu mythology.
The Brihadishwara Temple is a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glories of Indian architecture. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples"." - in: wikipedia

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