Photographer's Note

Safdarjung was the Governor of Oudh or Awadh (a region in the center of the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) in 1754. He was honored with the title by Muhammad Shah, the Mughal Emperor. The next Mughal emperor, Ahmad Shah later made him the Wazir (a high-ranking political, and sometimes religious advisor or minister, often to a Muslim monarch )of the Mughal Empire. He was called Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan or Chief Minister of India.

The tomb of Safdarjung in Delhi was built in 1753-1754 by Nawab Shujauddaulah, the son of Safdarjung. It is perhaps one of the most significant buildings constructed after the reign of Emperor Aurangazeb, the last great Mughal emperor.

Made of sandstone and buff stone, Safdarjung’s Tomb is a beautiful example of late Mughal architecture and is often referred to as the 'last flicker of the Mughal architectural lamp'.

I took this shot from the outer gate of the Safdarjung Tomb....yes this time in a vertical format :-), with two arched doorways to frame. The man appeared to be in deep thought, as he was leaning against the wall & stood in this posture for quite a while. Probably he was dreaming of Safdarjung ! Who knows?....

Workshop : Converted to B&W. Since the colours are not very primary here & the haze of the strong sun creating a lot of contrast variation, I thought of trying this variation. As always I would value your comments on this as well.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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