Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to India

Our first day in Delhi included a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India and tallest brick minaret in the world.

It features one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indian-Islamic architecture.

And the area around it is filled with ancient and medieval structures and ruins known as Qutub Complex.

The Qutub Minaret was built in 1193 and added on to in 1286 and then again in 1368.

When you consider the work and craftmanship that went into building these awe-inspiring complexes ...

it's no wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.

Wishing you a day of peace and joy! Tammy


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, wow! I love all things ancient, and this is just stunning! I haven't known about this beautiful site--thanks so much for sharing all you learn on your travels, Tammy--I always enjoy it so much!

Hope your day is wonderful!


glor said...

I cannot imagine standing in front of such beauty. These pictures are amazing, seeing in person must be breathtaking. Welcome to the lovely Lillian, what a doll. This is the little one for which you were crocheting. Blessings to all. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

Susan said...

Amazing architecture, Tammy. Great photos. Did you see the movie "Eat, Pray, Love?" I want to thank you for your visits and comments to my blog. Always love to see you have stopped by. Susan

Diane said...

This is an amazing post Tammy. The archicture is gorgeous and the quote is so true and this proves it. I'm sure it was awesome in real. Very nice picture of you and your family. Diane

Lorrie said...

Hello Tammy,

Thanks for the comment on my post. Moving to a new place is an adventure, but often uncomfortable. I know that friends will be made, but it does take a long time.

I've been wandering through your blog this morning. You live in an amazing part of the world and are close to enough to travel to exotic locations most of us only dream of. I really love history and those old ruins you show are just beautiful to me.

I hope your weekend is going well.


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Tammy,
What a magnificent trip...I hope you had a great time! The hotel was so gorgeous too...and your girlfriend's baby is so precious--what a little doll!
I am just in awe--everything is such a treat to see.
Sending hugs across the miles,

Anonymous said...

OH YES! the architecture...the details...the beauty.....did you know that traveling the world through your eyes and an economical way to go! hehee.....

thanks so much for sharing...

ciao bella


I love the dixie chicks! singing their songs is so much fun!

Claus said...

Beautiful! makes you think and question a lot of things, doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing!!!
have a great day!

Marilyn said...

You are so fortunate to be able to travel so much. I am so glad that my parents were able to take us to so many places when I was a child. I don't remember everything, but I do remember India and the snake charmers, the colours and the smells. Living in Kenya we had a large number of different cultures around us, so no one was ever "strange" to us...your boys are lucky too!!! :) :)
Great photos Tammy.....have a good weekend my dear!!

Brenda Kula said...

I sure am getting to travel a lot through you! Boy, you get around.

Pam said...

WOW what great pictures. Enjoy your travels.

Barbara Jean said...

WOW! Absolutely amazing!!

Off to see more before my back hurts too much.


Anonymous said...

The buildings and monuments in your pictures are just amazing. I spent the morning with Omar and the boys at the Islamic Museum of Art here in Doha. It was amazing, and had free admission to boot. It certainly gives you an appreciation for the art created. The buildings you showed us today give me that same feeling of awe. How wonderful. Your camera was certainly putting in some overtime over the last few days. Love the pictures and stories!!

Love, Renee

Tatum said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! I must say I am entirely intrigued by yours. You have been EVERYWHERE!! I look forward to traveling on my own via your blog lol!

Have a fabulous day :-)

Serena said...

Stunning architecture!

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