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Mar 26, 2016

Safdarjung's Tomb Delhi - The last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture

Safdarjung's Tomb Delhi - The last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture
The tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah who was the weak Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748. The central tomb has a huge dome. There are four water canals leading to four buildings. One has an ornately decorated gateway while the other three are pavilions, with living quarters built into the walls. Octagonal towers are in the corners. The canals are four oblong tanks, one on each side of the tomb. (Wikipedia)

Photograph contributed by Mr. Ben Collier (benccollier@hotmail.com) from the Estate of Frances Anna Goheen.  She was born in Mahabaleschwar, India on 30 March 1891 to a missionary family.