Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

October 1, 2014 3 comments

Isa Khan’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Although located inside the Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Isa Khan’s Tomb predates the Humayun’s Tomb by almost two decades.

Panoramic view of Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Panoramic view of Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Isa Khan Naizi (1453 – 1548) was a nobleman in the courts of Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah Suri. Coming from an Afghan origin, Isa Khan Niazi belonged to the same linage as the Lodhis and also served as a noble man in the courts of Ibrahim Lodhi.

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Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Different views of Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Different views of Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Once the city of Zagreb consisted of a twin settlement spread across two neighboring hills. The larger western section was known as Gradec (Gornji Grad) and was mainly inhabited by farmers and merchants. The smaller eastern section was known as the Kaptol and housed the Zagreb Cathedral and was inhabited by the priests and clergy men.

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A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

September 17, 2014 8 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

Compilation of Panoramic photos from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also see: My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

Salt Lake (Sec - V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt Lake (Sec – V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Croatian National Theatre, Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb

September 10, 2014 6 comments

Croatian National Theatre

Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište), Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), Zagreb

Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište), Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), Zagreb

Croatian National Theatre (CNT) or Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište (HNK), is located in Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), considered as one of the most beautiful squares of Zagreb.

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Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb and the Orient Express

August 27, 2014 4 comments

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb and the Orient Express

A Tale of a Heritage Hotel and a Luxury Train

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb at night

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb at night

The iconic Hotel Esplanade is located next to the main station (Glavni Kolodvor) in Zagreb, Croatia. Hotel Esplanade was constructed for the passengers of the Orient Express, a luxary train that once connected Paris to Istambul.

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Blessing of the Grapes, Festival of Calcutta Armenians

August 20, 2014 14 comments

Blessing of the Grapes

Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Tangra, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Also see: Armenians of Calcutta (Kolkata)

Held on the Sunday closest to the 15th August, the Grape Blessing Ceremony is one of the most important festivals of the Armenian calender.

Blessing of the Grapes, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Tangra, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Blessing of the Grapes, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Tangra, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Although a Christian festival the Blessing of the Grapes originally dates back to the days of Paganism. Mid August was harvest season in Armenia and it was also the new year for pre – Christian Armenians.

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Azim (Aka: Akbar) Khan’s Tomb, Mehrauli, Delhi

August 15, 2014 4 comments

Azim (Aka: Akbar) Khan’s Tomb

Mehrauli, Delhi

Also see: Monuments of Mehrauli

Azim (Aka: Akbar) Khan's Tomb, Mehrauli, Delhi

Azim (Aka: Akbar) Khan’s Tomb, Mehrauli, Delhi

The tomb of Azim Khan (also known as Akbar Khan) is located on a small hillock, overlooking the Delhi – Mehrauli road. The square tomb,crowned with a dome, dates back to the days of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar.

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