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Dreaming the Past

“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time.

It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

(Virginia Woolf - English writer, 1882-1941)


This is a view of the Chhota Imambara, also known as Hussainabad Imambara, which is located in the city of Lucknow, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Built by Muhammad Ali Shah, The third Nawab of Avadh in 1838, it was to serve as his own mausoleum.

It is also known as the Palace of Lights.

Thousands of labourers worked on the project to gain famine relief.


This picture was shot at the time of sunset, the monument was reflecting in the waters and there was a kind of magic all around the place, it was easy to feel how the past could have been beautiful in the City of Nawabs.

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Taken on April 14, 2010