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Friday Mosque

The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa (Urdu: مسجد جھان نمہ), commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. "Masjid-i-Jahan Numa" means "the mosque commanding a view of the world," and the name Jama Masjid refers to the weekly congregation observed on Friday (the yaum al-jum`a) at the mosque. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, commissioned its construction. Five thousand craftsmen labored for six years to build the mosque. Completed in the year 1656 C.E., Jama Masjid constitutes one of the largest and best-known mosques in India.

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William Sutherland said:

Spectacular mosque capture! Stay well!

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12 months ago ( translate )

ɱ ƕ replied to William Sutherland:

It's like an oasis of peace in the mad old city of Delhi
12 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Beautiful building; well captured.
Happy weekend and stay well.
12 months ago

ɱ ƕ replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Indeed it is.
12 months ago ( translate )

Jadviga Grase said:

I am attracted by this picture with its brightness and peace ....
12 months ago

ɱ ƕ replied to Jadviga Grase:

Thank you. Now I really see how beautiful it is. At the time, the nice view is just one of the feelings a Delhiite undergoes. There are bad things too. Unlike in some countries in the North, most days are sunny in Delhi. But make no mistake, SUNNY SUMMER means no exactly such lovely time as in Europe. It is usually a very harsh season already since May. The heats can reach up to 50°C. And with the weak monsunes in last years, the temperatures reach their historical highs. And even, the coming of the monsune brings lowering temperatures by roughly 10°C, the humidity increases. Mosquitoes love hot and humid days.
12 months ago

Nora Caracci said:

a catching eyes and original edition !
11 months ago

Makrofan said:

Sehr schöne Perspektive!
8 weeks ago ( translate )

ɱ ƕ replied to Makrofan:

danke
7 weeks ago ( translate )