Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur, Karnataka

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    The Ibrahim-Rauza, built by Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II (1580-1627), consists of his tomb and mosque within a square compound, both rising face to face from a common raised terrace, with a tank and fountain between them. The mosque has a rectangular prayer-chamber, with a facade of five arches, shaded by the chhajja and a slender minaret at each corner. Enclosed within a square fenestration rises the bulbous dome with a row of tall petals at its base. The square tomb with double aisles around it, the inner one pillared, has similar features but is finer in proportions. Two narrow arches, next to the ones at each end, break up its facade. On the interior, each wall has three arches, all panelled and embellished with floral, arabesque or inscriptional traceries. The tomb-chamber has a low curved ceiling made of joggled masonry, with empty space between it and the dome.

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    1. Anoop Negi 33 months ago | reply

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    5. Jose Jiménez Martinez 33 months ago | reply

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    6. picqero 33 months ago | reply

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    8. stevenpng 33 months ago | reply

      I love this classic shot!

    9. Carlos Vieira. 33 months ago | reply

      Stunning image. Fantastic detail my friend.

    10. suziehuzie 33 months ago | reply

      A beautiful composition, fantastic architecture!

    11. Albert Photo 33 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

    12. Amocafre 33 months ago | reply

      Bella toma.

    13. Paolo Dipasquale [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      This shot is truly memorable. Well done!

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