Photographer's Note

The ancient town of Bijapur was the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty. This portrait was taken at the doorway of Ibrahim Roza, the Tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shahi II. Captured in colour, the image was desaturated with PP work to give it a distinct look. This is the first time I have done this as part of my experimentation. I would welcome any suggestion and critique.
Now more about Bijapur : The foundation of this historic city were laid during the reign of the Chalukayan Dynasty of Kalyani between 10th and 11th Centuries. They called it 'Vijayapura' or the city of Victory from which comes its present name. Bijapur came under Muslim influence, first under Alauddin Khilji, The Sultan of Delhi, towards the end of the 13th Century but it prospered as the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty. The city has many places of historical, cultural and architectural interest. Most famous among these is the Gol Gombuz, the second-largest tomb in the world. 44 m in diameter, the interior of the dome is mysteriously unsupported and has a whispering gallery under it, whose acoustics are superb.
To the edge of the city is the Ibrahim Roza, a beautiful tomb with artistically laid out corridors and interconnecting buildings with richly decorated walls and wooden doorways. This is where I clicked this portrait. This mausoleum of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, is said to have inspired the Taj Mahal in Agra. I have posted this Tomb separately as a WS.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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