Friday, 25 January 2013

Jama Masjid, Delhi

This grand mosque makes a grand statement in the old part of Delhi. It's the biggest mosque in India, capable of holding 20,000-25,000 worshippers for a packed service. Completed around 1656 by Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid dominates the surrounding busy neighborhood and makes a nice compliment to the Red Fort that sits a few blocks east.

The busy courtyard just inside the east gate.

The steps outside are busy with people hanging out, waiting on family and friends, similar to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Heading through a gate, the mosque in the distance.

More outside action, selling sweets or posing for a portrait.

Inside the majestic mosque, always time for a prayer.

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