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DAILY PHOTO: Jama Masjid

By Berniegourley @berniegourley
Taken October 14, 2013 in Old Delhi.

Taken October 14, 2013 in Old Delhi.

This is India’s largest mosque. It is capable of holding 25,000 worshipers–mostly in that open courtyard that can apparently be covered as needed.)  It dates back to the rule of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan–who you may know of from his requisitioning of the Taj Mahal.

It’s located in Old Delhi and is usually matched with trips to the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk (a huge bazaar street), which are both nearby.

It’s mostly Red sandstone with white marble, as was common of Shah Jahan’s other monumental structures.

[I realize it's a cheat that I've posted two "Daily Photos" in a couple of hours of one another, but it's a new day in the States--and I've got a ton of photos from my recent trip.]

By in architecture, history, India, photographs, Photos, pictures, Religion, Tourism, travel on October 17, 2013.

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