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Hi Everybody,

I got this image just two days after I got my first camera. I just went to the Old Fort to have some shots and try out my newly semi acquired skills. This is the Main Entrance of the Old Fort. This gate is huge and about centuries old.

About Old Fort:

Now standing mostly in ruins, the Old Fort of Delhi once served as the seat of administration of a number of glorious emperors. Emperor Sher Shah Suri got the fort constructed after he demolished Humayun's city, Dinpanah. Also known as the Purana Quila, the Old fort is more or less rectangular in shape, with a course of nearly two km. The legend has it that Sher Shah could not complete the construction of Purana Quila during is lifetime.

It was later completed or at least renovated by Humayun. Infact, the southern gate of the fort is known by the name of Humayun Darwaza. This gate as well as Talaqui Darwaza (the forbidden gateway) on the north combines Islamic pointed arch with Hindu Chhatris and brackets. Old Fort has 2-km long fortifications, with three gates that have fortresses on both the sides. Circling the fort is a wide moat, connected to river Yamuna that once used to flow on the eastern side of the fort.

Thanks for Visiting
Tushar

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