Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gumbaz - Tipu's mausoleum

Gumbaz - Tipu's mausoleum, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

Via Flickr:
From the inscription near this mausoleum -
This tomb and mosque was built by Tipu Sultan (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipu_Sultan) as a tribute to his illustrious father, Hyder Ali (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyder_Ali) after his death.
The Gumbaz is situated at the eastern extreme of Srirangapatna. It enshrines the cenotaphs of Hyder Ali, his wife Fakr-Un-Nisa and Tipu Sultan, after his death in 1799 A.D. It is build on a stone plinth, with polished black granite pillars that run along the corridor around the inner chamber. A magnificent dome crowns the building. The chamber is painted with the tiger stripes that were associated with Tipu.
The structure, laid out amidst a garden, typical of Islamic architecture, also houses the Masjid-E-Aksa.
At the eastern entrance of the Mausoleum is a tablet in Persian script that speaks of the martyrdom of Tipu Sultan in 1799 A.D.
There are also numerous other cenotaphs of the relatives of Tipu's family.

This was one of my first attempts at tone-mapped HDR and converted to Black & White. Let me know your comments.

Prints at fineartamerica.com/featured/gumbaz-tipus-mausoleum-saurav...

EXIF: 1/500s, f8, ISO100, 27mm, EV:+-1

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